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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-06745: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

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 (£)

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

 

2013-14

Elective

856

1,481

1,496

1,511

Non-Elective

1,409

1,471

1,486

1,501

1. Deep Vein Thrombosis as recorded in Scottish National Tariff (HRG code EB11Z [2010/11], QZ20Z [2011/12-2013/14]).

Ref: IR2016-00250

Source: Scottish National Tariff, ISD Scotland