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Treatment with specified diagnoses codes

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Dear Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust,

I would be grateful if you could please answer the following questions regarding patient numbers for specified diagnoses codes.

1. In the last 12 months, how many individual patients were treated for biliary tract cancer with the following Diagnosis Codes:

A) C22.1 Intrahepatic Bile Duct Cardinoma
B) C23 Malignant Neoplasm of Gallbladder
C) C24 Malignant Neoplasm of unspecified biliary tract (If possible, could this please be further split to C24.0 Extrahepatic bile duct, C24.8 Overlapping lesion of Biliary Tract, C24.9 Biloary Tract, Unspecified).

Could you please also provide a total unique patient number for all of the diagnosis codes above, in case they have been coded multiple times.

2. In the last 12 months, how many patients were treated for Oesophagus Oesophagogastric Junction Cancer? (C16.7)

Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Caswell

FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Caswell,

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