§ Mr. Boateng
The information for National Health Service Hospitals in England for 1995–96 (the latest figures available) is as follows:
Number Total number of hysterectomies 71,559 Number of hysterectomies where the primary diagnosis was uterine fibroids 16,311
Operation codes: QO7–Q8, Excision of uterus
Diagnostic code (ICD-10): D25 Leiomyoma of uterus
Data in this table are grossed for both coverage and unknown/invalid clinical data
Department of Health, Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)
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