§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the average cost of national health service procedures for(a) total hip replacement, (b) total knee replacement, (c) coronary artery bypass grafting, (d) mitral/aortic valve replacement, (e) hernia repair, (f) stripping of varicose veins, (g) hysterectomy, (h) tonsillectomy, (i) cataract extraction and lens implant, (j) heart transplant, (l) heart/lung transplant and (m) surgery for an enlarged prostate.
§ Mr. Sackville
The information is not available. The costing systems used are currently under review to enable the methodologies used to be standardised in all hospitals.