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Thrombo-Embolic Disease

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 1 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to record the incidence of thrombo-embolic disease among air travellers treated within the national health service. [122437]

The national health service does not currently record the travel history of patients with thrombo-embolic disease as a matter of routine. However we fully support the World Health Organisation's research into the subject and any plans to record such information will be informed by the results of the project.