HC Deb 15 November 2001 vol 374 cc852-3W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions he has had with European Health Ministers on ways to develop common sets of outcome indicators; [15060]

(2) what steps he is taking to develop clinical outcome measurements for (a) cancer, (b) coronary heart disease and (c) other conditions which allow comparison with European outcome indicators. [15058]

Mr. Hutton

The Department participates in the following initiatives involving the European Community which look at the quality of healthcareUnder the auspices of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) officials have been exploring the feasibility of developing common outcome indicators for some or all of the OECD's member countries. The European Union Diabetes Indicator Project is developing and piloting a set of indicators for monitoring diabetes and outcomes across all EC countries.