§ Mr. Hutton
Government funding for research is provided through a number of routes.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) is the main agency through which the Government supports research on the causes and treatment of disease. The MRC receives most of its income via grant-in-aid from the office of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. The Department funds research to support policy
OPCS4R codes used/Procedure 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 K40–46/CABGS 12,483 14,070 16,046 18,352 20,394 23,533 22,922 22,694 22,181 23,663 K01–70/A11 heart ops 1— 83,065 106,374 120,394 130,502 148,797 153,736 162,146 161,890 177.650 1 Data for 1989–90 for all heart operations is currently unavailable.
1. Data in this table is grossed for both coverage and unknown/invalid clinical data, except for 1997–98 and 1998–99 which are ungrossed.
2. An FCE is defined as a period of patient care under one consultant in one health care provider. The figures do not represent the number of patients, as one person may have several episodes within the year.
3. These figures represent a count of all FCEs where the procedure was mentioned in any of the four operation fields in the HES data set.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health.