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Operations

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 5 July 1990

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

Information is not available in the precise form requested. The only figures on the number of coronary artery bypass grafts performed in 1979 are those for the United Kingdom collected annually by the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. According to the society's returns, the number of grafts carried out in 1979 was 3,538; in 1987, the latest year for which comprehensive figures are available, the number was 12,820. This represents a rise of 262 per cent. over the period.

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

According to information from the United Kingdom transplant service the number of cadaveric kidney transplants carried out in the 14 regional health authorities in 1989 was as follows:

RegionCadaveric kidney transplants
Northern97
Yorkshire104
Trent131
East Anglian60
North West Thames93
North East Thames165
South East and South West Thames191
Wessex90
Oxford83
South Western96
West Midlands146
Mersey61

Region

Cadaveric kidney transplants

North Western138
Total1,455

Regional figures are not available for 1979.

Information on any other operations for chronic renal failure is not collected centrally.