§ Mr. Whitney
I am sorry I cannot give the hon. Member information in precisely the form requested. The majority of psoriasis sufferers are treated by general practitioners or as hospital out-patients and diagnostic information is not held centrally on these patients. The available information is given in the table. Figures for Wales are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.
NHS non-psychiatric, non-maternity hospitals, England 1982 1983 1984 Estimated number of in-patient cases with main diagnosis of psoriasis and similar disorders 6,910 7,170 7,730