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In-Patient Operations (Costs)

Volume 281: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the average cost of a NHS in-patient operation; how many were performed in the last year and five years ago; and if he will make a statement. [36064]

In 1994–95, the latest year for which figures are available, there were 3,556,048 ordinary admissions—that is, excluding day cases—in all specialties in England, where an operation was recorded, compared with 3,349,095 in 1990–91.We do not collect information on the average cost of an operation.