HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c596W
Sir David Price

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if in compiling further statistics about the performance of the National Health Service, he will distinguish between discharges from, and deaths in hospitals.

Mrs. Currie

Yes. As part of the new information system about patients using the National Health Service, such a distinction will be made. The first results from the patient administration systems which will provide this distinction will be available early next year.

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