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Image Guided Surgery

Department of Health written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients underwent an interventional radiology (image-guided surgery) procedure in each region in each of the last three years.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

The table below is a count of finished admission episodes with a main or secondary procedure of interventional radiology by Government office region of treatment, for the years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. Activity of English National Health Service hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector are included.

Government office region of treatment

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

North East

44,226

47,241

50,639

North West

137,061

143,146

146,180

Yorkshire and The Humber

88,378

92,394

96,620

East Midlands

58,464

63,448

66,906

West Midlands

93,460

96,954

99,433

East of England

94,158

98,084

102,355

London

155,470

163,005

173,867

South East

128,021

138,157

147,546

South West

78,600

85,716

86,288

Total

877,838

928,145

969,834

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital

This data provides a count of the number of interventional radiology procedures, not the number of individual patients as the same person may have multiple procedures.

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