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Incurable Patients (Teesside)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his best estimate of the number of patients in South and North Tees health authorities with treatment conditions who have become incurable in the past 12 months.

Such information does not exist. It is a matter of clinical opinion in each individual case as to whether a patient's treatment is likely to prove successful.