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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02925: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the average cost of a cancelled or rearranged hospital appointment is.

Answered by: Shona Robison 29 September 2016

The specific information requested is not available centrally. However information on the average cost of an outpatient appointment or inpatient or day case admission can be obtain from Scottish Health Service Cost Book which can be found at: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Finance/Costs/

It should however be borne in mind that when an appointment is cancelled, this appointment can be offered to another patient.