To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost per operation was for (a) hip and (b) knee replacements in each hospital trust in financial year 1999–2000; and if he will make a statement.
The information requested has been placed in Library. The table contains the average unit costs (per operation) for each national health service trust in England for primary hip replacements and primary knee replacements where the operation is undertaken as an elective (planned) admission.
The data source is the Reference Costs 2000 Publication, relating to the financial year 1999–2000.
Calculation of the costs provided are based on all activity and costs associated with each procedure, regardless of the specialty in which the activity is recorded.