Finished Consultant Episodes (Costs)

Health written question – answered on 14th February 2006.

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Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude Shadow Minister without Portfolio, Party Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will give the average cost per finished consultant episode, broken down by specialty, for each strategic health authority in England in each year for which records are available.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

The table shows the reference cost index score for strategic health authorities (SHAs) in 2003–04. This is the first year SHAs were fully operational and is the latest year for which data are publicly available. The reference cost index score compares the cost incurred by national health service providers with the expected cost for the providers level of activity, were they providers to be operating at national average costs. A score of 100 indicates operational at national average costs, above 100 indicates operational at above national average costs and below 100 below national average costs.

Organisation name SHA index adjusted for market forces factor
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Health Authority 95
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Health Authority 101
Essex Health Authority 96
North West London Health Authority 98
North East London Health Authority 99
South East London Health Authority 104
South West London Health Authority 102
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Health Authority 99
County Durham and Tees Valley Health Authority 103
North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Health Authority 101
West Yorkshire Health Authority 106
Cumbria and Lancashire Health Authority 99
Greater Manchester Health Authority 101
Cheshire and Merseyside Health Authority 101
Thames Valley Health Authority 96
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Health Authority 97
Kent and Medway Health Authority 101
Surrey and Sussex Health Authority 98
Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Health Authority 99
South West Peninsula Health Authority 101
Somerset and Dorset Health Authority 92
South Yorkshire Health Authority 105
Trent Health Authority 103
Leicester, Northampton and Rutland Health Authority 98
Shropshire and Staffordshire Health Authority 100
Birmingham and The Black Country Health Authority 102
West Midlands South Health Authority 99


NHS reference costs

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