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NHS: Older People

Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Liberal Democrat, Yeovil

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of NHS expenditure which is spent on people aged 60 years and over; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The most recent and partial analysis of national health service expenditure by age was supplied in departmental report 2006 (figure 6.2) based on analysis of financial year 2003-04 (for the hospital and community health sector (HCHS)). This analysis showed that 43% of total HCHS expenditure was on people aged 65 and over.

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