HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c59W
Mr. Gibb

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) cases of and (b) deaths caused by uraemia there were among NHS patients in (i) 1995, (ii) 1996, (iii) 1997, (iv) 1998 and (v) the first six months of 1999. [103049]

Mr. Denham

The table shows the number of finished consultant episodes for patients with a primary diagnosis of Uraemia. The remainder of the hospital information requested is not yet available.

Year Number
1995–96 40,294
1996–97 44,618
1997–981 49,194
1999–20001,2 18,590
1 Data for 1997–98 onwards are provisional—no adjustments have as yet been made for shortfalls in the data, i. e. it is ungrossed.
2 First six months.


Hospital Episode Statistics

Statistics are collected by the Office for National Statistics for deaths in England and Wales caused by renal failure (uraemia). They are not broken down to distinguish National Health Service from non-NHS patients, however. The following figures therefore include all such deaths:

Year Number
1995 2,959
1996 2,759
1997 2,658
1998 2,662
1999 11,337
1 Provisional figures for January to June

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