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Orthopaedic Treatment

Volume 81: debated on Friday 28 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the incidence of hip replacement operations carried out within National Health Service hospitals both privately and on the National Health Service over each of the last three years.

[pursuant to his reply, 17 June 1985, c. 54]: The available information is:

NHS hospitals, England—Estimated number of hip replacement operations
YearNHS patientsPrivate patientsTotal
198132,4102,37034,780
1982*32,1701,56033,730
1983 (provisional)35,8001,52037,320
* Surgical activity in 1982 was generally affected by industrial action in the NHS.