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Hospitals: Admissions

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the average cost per day of a patient staying in hospital in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (235460)

It is not possible to provide an estimate of the average cost per day, as the data collected as part of the annual national health service reference cost collection include all costs associated with treatment and service provision, and not just the cost of the stay in hospital.