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Cataract Operations

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total number of cataract operations carried out in 1979 and in the latest year for which figures are available in each of the 14 health regions.

Health authorities in England reported the following figures for 1988–89. The figures for 1979 are extracted from the 1979 hospital in-patient inquiry.

Estimated number of cataract operations by health region
Region1 19792 1988–89
East Anglia1,6003,500
North West Thames2,5006,300
North East Thames2,2006,300
South East Thames3,1006,100
South West Thames2,1005,600
South Western2,8005,500
West Midlands3,0009,200
North Western4,6007,000
Board of Governors (1979 only)2,200
1Source: 1979 hospital in-patient inquiry
2Source: July 1989 planning statements—1988–89 outturn.