Mesothelioma

Department of Health written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 5 April (HL6371), whether anyone collects any data on the cost of mesothelioma to the NHS; and if so, who.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

While information is not held centrally, individual trusts may capture data relating to the cost of treating mesothelioma patients. However, this information could only be collected at disproportionate cost.

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