HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 c531W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hip replacement operations took place in the NHS over the last 12 months; and what was the average cost. [142908]

Mr. Denham

In 1998–99 there were 37,189 primary total hip replacements. The average cost was £3,755.

There were also 4,013 revision of hip replacement operations, costing an average of £5,046.

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