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|
|Year||NHS patients||Private patients||Total|
|* Surgical activity in 1982 was generally affected by industrial action in the NHS.|