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Death Rate

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the mortality rate for (a) four-limb deficient thalidomiders and the (b) the general public is; (257353)

(2) how many NHS trusts are equipped to measure the blood pressure of an upper-limb deficient thalidomide survivor.

We have made no estimate of the difference between the mortality rate for four limb deficient thalidomiders and the mortality rate for the general public.

Information on the number of national health service trusts equipped to measure the blood pressure of an upper limb deficient thalidomide survivor is not collected centrally.