HC Deb 04 March 1992 vol 205 c199W
Mr. Loyden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the cost to the Mersey regional health authority for a patient spending a week in hospital.

Mr. Dorrell

Financial returns submitted to the Department by district health authorities in the Mersey region for 1990–91 indicate the average treatment cost for all specialties to be approximately £80 per bed day (i.e. in-patients and day care).

This figure is provisional. It covers all direct clinical and diagnostic costs but excludes expenditure on support and hotel services.

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