HC Deb 16 July 1993 vol 228 c687W
Mr. Alexander

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate her Department has made of the annual national health service hospital costs incurred in treating patients who suffer heart attacks or strokes caused by raised blood pressure that have not been treated with medication.

(2) what estimate her Department has made of the additional annual cost of the national health service that would be incurred if the 75 per cent. of untreated patients suffering from high blood pressure, as identified in "The Health of the Nation" survey were to be treated with (a) calcium antagonist preparations, (b) Ace-inhibitors, (c) beta-blocking agents and (d) beta-blocking agents in combination with diuretics.

Mr. Sackville

No information is held centrally on which to base such estimates.