Orthopaedics

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Paul Williams Paul Williams Labour, Stockton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS has spent on lower limb amputations in each of the last five years.

Photo of Paul Williams Paul Williams Labour, Stockton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS has spent on rehabilitation following lower limb amputations in each of the last five years.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The information is not available in the format requested.

The table below shows the estimated total cost of limb amputations. The table shows the cost of amputation of single or multiple limb but does not differentiate between lower or upper and single or multiple amputation stump or partial foot amputation procedures for diabetes or arterial disease.

Estimated total cost (£ million)

Year

Limb amputations unspecified

Amputation for diabetes or arterial disease

Total

2012-13

£53.0

£23.0

£76.0

2013-14

£52.7

£45.0

£97.7

2014-15

£56.5

£44.4

£100.9

2015-16

£59.1

£47.1

£106.2

2016-17

£59.2

£48.3

£107.5

Source: Department of Health and Social Care, Reference Costs

The table below shows the estimated total cost of rehabilitation for the amputation of limb in each of the last five years.

Year

Estimated costs (£ million)

2012-13

£5.4

2013-14

£7.3

2014-15

£6.9

2015-16

£7.3

2016-17

£6.8

Source: Department of Health and Social Care, Reference Costs

The data source for the table is from reference costs, which are the average unit costs to National Health Service trusts and NHS foundation trusts of providing defined services in a given financial year to NHS patients. Reference costs for acute care are collected by healthcare resource group, which are standard groupings of clinically similar treatments which use common levels of healthcare resource. Reference costs represent the cost to the NHS provider, not the cost to the commissioner.

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