Breast Cancer: Health Services

Health written question – answered on 2nd March 2009.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much on average was spent on treating a breast cancer patient by each primary care trust in each strategic health authority in each of the last five years.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows an estimate of the gross expenditure on cancers and tumours by the national health service in England for all cancer and tumour types for the last four available financial years. This information was first collected in 2003-04 and is not available for any previous years.

The table also shows gross expenditure on breast cancer for 2006-07, the first year that those data was collected at sub-category level.

Estimated gross expenditure on cancer and tumours (all types) and on breast cancers and tumours from 2003-04 to 2006-07
£
Financial year Gross expenditure on cancers and tumours—all types Gross expenditure on breast cancers and tumours
2003-04 3,385,750,000 n/a
2004-05 3,773,203,000 n/a
2005-06 4,302,656,000 n/a
2006-07 4,352,460,000 403,807,000
Source:

Department of Health Resource Accounts.

A table showing the gross expenditure on breast cancers and tumours for 2006-07 by each primary care trust has been placed in the Library

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