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Health: Clinical Diagnoses

Volume 711: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 1 June (WA 28), what they estimate would be the cost of obtaining centrally the information referred to in the Question. [HL4025]

Clinical diagnosis is a matter for clinicians. We would not normally expect a dispute over diagnosis to arise. Should this happen we would expect roles and responsibilities to be clarified at a local level. This would not, therefore, be an appropriate issue for a national data collection and it is not possible to make an estimate of costs.