§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the average NHS cost for (1) coronary artery vein graft, (2) appendectomy, (3) breast biopsy, (4) hysterectomy, (5) cataract extraction, (6) hip replacement and (7) cholycystectomy.
§ Mr. Dorrell
According to figures provided by a number of studies the average national health service costs requested are:
Study date Approximate cost per case £ Coronary artery bypass graft 1987 4,600 Hysterectomy 1982 1,610 Cataract extraction 1988 966 Hip replacement 1988 2,990 Cholycystectomy 1982 1,725
Figures for the average cost of an appendectomy and breast biopsy are not available.
The figures shown are at 1990–91 prices but do not take account of changes in clinical practice since the individual studies were carried out.