§ Mr. Burns
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number of people aged 65 years or more admitted to hospital suffering from hip fractures in 1988 in each regional health authority area in England who were operated on within(a) 24 hours of admittance, (b) 25 to 48 hours of admittance, (c) 49 to 72 hours of admittance, and (d) over 72 hours of admittance.
§ Mr. Freeman
We do not currently hold this information centrally. From 1990, information supplied by regional health authorities will include duration of stay in hospital both on a pre and post-operation basis.
§ Mr. Freeman
The information requested for 1985 (the latest year for which data is available centrally) is given in the table:
Estimated number of in-patients aged 65 and over with main diagnosis as shown discharged from NHS non-psychiatric hospitals, by region of treatment, England 1985 County Fracture of femur Fracture of other parts of femur ICD Code1 (3 Digit) 820 821 Northern 2,390 380 Yorkshire 3,390 380 Trent 3,720 390 East Anglia 1,730 130 North West Thames 1,970 260 North East Thames 3,030 280 South East Thames 3,350 550 South West Thames 2,510 230 Wessex 2,340 430 Oxford 1,270 200 South Western 3,270 290 West Midlands 4,560 630 Mersey 1,960 390 North Western 3,320 370 SHA's (20) 0 England 38,840 4,890 1 ICD—International Classification of Diseases; 9th revision.
Figures in brackets should be treated with caution as they are based on small sample numbers.
The England total may not equal to the sum of the regions due to roundings.