HC Deb 18 January 1991 vol 183 c622W
Sir Michael McNair-Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give the latest figures for the cost of maintaining a person on haemodialysis for a year within a hospital renal unit and on home dialysis; and what is the cost of providing CAPD over the same period.

Mr. Dorrell

No major study of costs has been made in recent years. The latest estimates, based on a study undertaken for the Department in 1983, are as follows:

Hospital haemodialysis 21,000
Home haemodialysis 17,000
CAPD 18,000

The figures are in 1989–90 prices and do not take account of changes in clinical practice since the study.

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