Cataracts

Health written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cataract procedures there were (a) nationally, (b) in the west midlands and (c) in south Birmingham in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012.

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

The following table provided by the Information Centre for Health and Social Care shows the number of finished consultant episodes for cataract procedures for within England, within West Midlands Strategic Health Authority (SHA), and within South Birmingham Primary Care Trust (PCT) for the years 2009-10, 2010-11 and provisional data for April 2011 to February 2012. The data for 2011-12 are incomplete and are subject to change.

  2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
  1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 1 April 2011 to29 February 2012 (1)
England 346,969 343,145 306,436
West Midlands SHA 34,269 34,138 29,265
South Birmingham PCT 1,709 1,757 1,633
(1) Incomplete data Note: The figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year.

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