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S5W-03246: Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the average cost is of (a) a hospital appointment, (b) an A&E attendance, (c) an overnight hospital stay and (d) a GP appointment.

Answered by: Shona Robison 26 October 2016

a) The average cost of a hospital appointment in 2014-15 was:

Inpatient(elective and non-elective, whole stay) - £3204

Day case - £907

Consultant outpatient appointment - £160

b) The average cost of an attendance at an A&E outpatient consultant-led clinic in 2014-15 was £112.

c) The average cost of an overnight inpatient stay at an NHS Scotland hospital, in 2014-15 was £550 (average cost of one night). This is based on the hospital costs of the 14 territorial boards and the two special boards, namely the State Hospital and Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

d) The average cost of a GP appointment is not held centrally.

Sources

a) 2014-15 Costs Book, report R025: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Finance/Publications/2015-11-24/Costs_D025_2015.xlsx

b) 2014-15 Costs Book, report RO4X:

http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Finance/Publications/2015-11-24/Costs_R04X_2015.xlsm

c) 2014-15 Costs Book, report R025: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Finance/Publications/2015-11-24/Costs_D025_2015.xlsx