§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what were the targets set by his Department in 1986 for the number of heart bypass, cataract and hip replacement operations to be done(a) in each regional health authority in 1990 and (b) in total in 1990; and what was the actual number of each type of operation in each regional health authority and in total carried out in 1990 and 1991.
§ Mr. Dorrell
[holding answer 23 January 1992]In 1986 national targets were set for numbers of operations per million population. Information on the targets at national level is in the table.
Data available for 1990–91 are not a reliable indication of whether targets have been met on a regional basis as they do not accurately reflect cross boundary flows.
Targets per million population Target number of operations in 1990–91 based on 1990 population Operations performed 1990–91 Coronary artery by-pass graft (CABGs) 300 14,290 12,240 Cataract operation 1500 71,520 94,739 Hip replacement 1,050 50,060 44,477