asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the number of people admitted to hospitals in the last year in Scotland suffering from (a) ischaemic heart disease, (d) lung cancer and (c) bronchitis and emphysema.
Mr. John MacKay
Statistics about patients treated in hospital for various disorders relate to the numbers discharged, not to those admitted. Figures are not yet available for 1984.In 1983 the following numbers of people were discharged from hospital in Scotland after treatment for
(a) ischaemic heart disease, (b) lung cancer and (c) bronchitis and emphysema.
(a) ischaemic heart disease
(b) lung cancer
(c) bronchitis and emphysema