§ Lord Colwyn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, following the report of the Advisory Group on Osteoporosis in January 1995, they can update the figures provided for the latest years for which information is available; namely,
- (a) the number of osteoporotic fractures each year;
- (b) the number of beds being used for patients with osteoporotic fractures;
- (c) the percentage use of beds of osteoporosis in relation to total orthopaedic use;
- (d) the average length of stay in hospital for patients with osteoporotic fracture; and
- (e) the annual cost of osteoporosis.
§ Baroness Jay
The information requested is shown in the following table.
United Kingdom 1994–95 Total Osteoporotic fractures1 3,456 Number of bed days used for osteoporotic fracture 79,638 Percentage use of beds2 for osteoporosis from all trauma and orthopaedic total3 0.1% Average length of stay in hospital (days) 23.4 Annual cost4 £742,000,000 1 Number of Finished Consultant Episodes of patients admitted to hospital, where the primary diagnosis is fracture and the secondary diagnosis is osteoporosis. Data on the number of fractures is not held. 2 Bed usage is recorded by bed days. 3 Figure is calculated on consultant specialty, not treatment specialty. Neither is it possible to separate trauma from orthopaedic treatment specialty. Therefore we cannot reflect bed days for osteoporotic Fracture as a percentage of bed days for trauma and orthopaedic treatment specialty. 4 Cost as indicated in the Advisory Group on Osteoporosis report. Vo further calculations have been made.