Date lodged: 1 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of costs relating to the treatment of venous thromboembolism/deep vein thrombosis patients in each of the last 10 years.
Answered by: Shona Robison 24 February 2017
The information requested on costs relating to the treatment of venous thromboembolism / deep vein thrombosis for the last 10 years is not centrally held.
However, information on the cost of a hospital admission for deep vein thrombosis for financial years 2010-11 – 2013-14 is available from the Scottish National Tariff published on the ISD website, and is illustrated in the following table.
Table 1: Cost of a hospital admission for deep vein thrombosis1: 2010-11 – 2013-14
Financial Year (£)
1. Deep Vein Thrombosis as recorded in Scottish National Tariff (HRG code EB11Z [2010/11], QZ20Z [2011/12-2013/14]).
Source: Scottish National Tariff, ISD Scotland