HC Deb 25 June 2002 vol 387 c847W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many elective primary hip replacements were performed in 2000–01. [61437]

Mr. Hutton

There were 35,287 elective primary hip replacements carried out in the national health service in England in 2000–01.


OPCS (operation) codes used were W37–39 and W46–48, excluding W37.3, W38.3, W39.3, W46.3, W47.3 and W48.3. And also excluding those episodes with a primary diagnosis of S72.0–S72.2 (fractured neck of femur).


Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health.

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