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Prostate Gland Removals And Hysterectomies

Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the average time spent in hospital in each year since 1980 for (a) prostate gland removals and (b) hysterectomies.

The information available centrally is shown in the table:

Mean duration of stay (days)
YearProstatectomiesHysterectomies
19801412
19811311
19821311
19831311
19841210
19851110

Source: Hospital in-patient inquiries 1980–85.

Information is not available for 1986 or 1987 because the NHS was introducing a new data coding system. Data for 1988–89 should be available shortly.