HC Deb 10 December 1965 vol 722 cc175-6W
Mr. Howe

asked the Minister of Health, whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT details of the average costs per out-patient attendance, per new out-patient, and per in-patient case treated in comparably classified hospitals so as to show, in respect of the last year for which figures are available, the extent to which such figures vary as between the different hospital boards in England and Wales.

Mr. Loughlin

I would refer the hon. Member to the recently published Part I of the Hospital Costing Returns for the year ended 31st March, 1965, a copy of which is in the Library.

Comparative regional information about costs per in-patient case treated is contained in Appendix 3.

Not all hospitals are asked to produce out-patient costs, but for those which operate the more detailed costing scheme, information about costs per out-patient attendance and per new out-patient are contained in Section C of the publication, together with regional averages for hospitals classified as acute and mainly acute.