Defibrillators: Prices

Department of Health written question – answered on 11th June 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what variation there is in (a) prices paid by NHS trusts for implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation defibrillators and (b) the costs for such devices that trusts pass back to NHS England.

Photo of Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The price paid by National Health Service trusts for devices varies significantly, as does, correspondingly, the cost passed onto the NHS. Analysis indicates the percentage difference between the lower and highest prices for duel chamber implantable defibrillators to be in the region of 90% and cardiac resynchronisation defibrillators 75%.

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