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Cardiovascular Disease

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the cost of male cardiovascular disease to the NHS; and if he will make a statement.[108155]

While statistics are held on costs of individual treatments and procedures carried out by national health service providers, none are held relating to costs to the NHS by gender of specific diseases or conditions.The Government strategy for improving health overall includes a range of activities which will impact on the health of men, including action to prevent and treat coronary heart disease and stroke.