Would you be so kind to please send me information regarding several aspects of cardiology investigations? The cardiac investigation tests are:
a) 24-Hour Holter Monitor (also known as 24-Hour ECG)
b) 48-Hour Holter Monitor
c) 72-Hour Holter Monitor
d) 7-day Holter Monitor
e) Echocardiogram (also known as ‘Cardiac Ultrasound’)
f) 24-hour Blood Pressure Monitor
g) Exercise Tolerance test
For each of the tests stated above, please may you provide the following information from years 2014-present (financial years acceptable):
1) Cost of each individual test
2) Number of tests requested
3) Average waiting time for each test i.e. from request to examination.
4) Breach time (if any) for each test
5) Cost of breaching on each said test Should individual test cost not be available, please can you provide a gross cost for said years.
Should any tests be part of a wider ‘deal’, please may you state the specifics of such an agreement.
NHS Calderdale CCG’s response can be found in the supplied PDF file. The spreadsheet has been completed on the basis of the information held by the CCG.
Please note that in relation to the investigations referenced at b, c and d above and questions 1 and 2, due to the low number of individuals involved, we are unable to disclose this information as it relates to equal to or less than 5 individuals. Releasing this information could potentially support re-identification of individuals and, as such, we are issuing an exemption notice under section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides an absolute exemption where disclosure of personal data about someone other than the applicant would contravene any of the data protection principles. Consequently, the exemption is not subject to the public interest test.
“Attachment” – 1718100 Data Set