Prostate Cancer

Health written question – answered on 24th April 2012.

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Photo of Stephen McPartland Stephen McPartland Conservative, Stevenage

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the mean length of stay for patients undergoing (a) open, (b) laparoscopic and (c) robotically-assisted excision of the prostate was in each NHS acute trust in England in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

This information is not available in the format requested. Information concerning the mean length of stay for patients undergoing open, laparoscopic and robotically-assisted excisions of the prostate that took place in each national health service acute trust in England from 2006-07 to 2010-11 and mean length of stay for patients undergoing excisions of the prostate that took place in each NHS trust from 2001-02 to 2005-06 has been placed in the Library.

Prior to 2006-07, it is only possible to identify whether an excision of the prostate took place as coding does not identify the method by which the excision was carried out. From 2006-07 onwards a series of codes were introduced to allow the identification of the means of excision.

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