Health

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Sylvia Jackson Sylvia Jackson Labour

Question S2W-32480

To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) knee-joint replacement and (b) cataract operations were carried out by NHS Forth Valley in each year since 2000.

Photo of Andy Kerr Andy Kerr Labour

Operations are carried out within NHSScotland in a wide range of settings dependent on a number of factors including the complexity of the operation and the clinical and personal needs of the patient.

The number of operations and procedures undertaken as in-patients or day cases is published on the ISD Scotland website at: http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/files/Annual_trends_in_surgical_procedures_hbt_February2007.xls.

Knee replacement and cataract operations in NHS Forth Valley can be selected using the Procedure and NHS Board of Treatment menus within the file.

Cataract operations can also be performed in an out-patient setting. From April 2003 the national reporting of surgical activity in out-patients has been required and ISD Scotland has been working with NHS boards to develop full compliance nationally. Emerging findings from the data collection for out-patient procedures are published in the data development section of the ISD Scotland website at: http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4454.html.

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