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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate (a) his Department, (b) the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and (c) the NHS Technology Adoption Centre have made of the number of patients who could benefit from oesophageal doppler monitoring and similar fluid management monitoring technologies.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)'s costing template and report, which accompanies its medical technologies guidance on the CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor, states that adoption of intra-operative fluid management across the NHS in England could benefit 10% of all surgical patients. Using figures for 2009-10 this equates to 837,145 people per year. The costing template and report are available at:
A comprehensive technology adoption pack has been produced by the NHS Technology Adoption Centre (NTAC) on behalf of the Department. This lists 77,560 procedures carried out in England annually in which there is most evidence for the use of intra-operative fluid management. The adoption pack is available at: