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Musculoskeletal Disorders

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what outcomes data underpins the musculoskeletal system problems (excluding trauma) category of the National Programme Budgeting Database; what proportion of expenditure in the category is covered by those outcomes; and whether additional outcome measures for musculoskeletal system problems are planned. (143328)

At present, no health outcomes data are provided in the musculoskeletal system problems section of the programme budgeting database. Two potential outcomes measures are under consideration for this programme: death within 30 days of admission and emergency readmission to hospital within 28 days of discharge.