§ 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.