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Overseas Health Treatment

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients were treated in hospitals outside the United Kingdom but within the EU in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002, for (i) hip joint replacements, (ii) knee joint replacements, (iii) coronary artery bypass grafts and (iv) cardiac surgical procedures.[105858]

No patients were treated abroad in 2001. In 2002, 191 patients were referred abroad for orthopaedic procedures, mainly major joint replacements. Overseas referrals for cardiac procedures will commence in 2003.