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Table 3 Healthcare utilisation in primary care for asthma across all ages in 2011–12 by UK nation

From: The epidemiology, healthcare and societal burden and costs of asthma in the UK and its member nations: analyses of standalone and linked national databases

Healthcare utilisation measure in primary care England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK estimate3
n ASRa n ASRa n ASRa n ASRa n (000 s)
N (95 % CI) N (95 % CI) N (95 % CI) N (95 % CI) (95 % CI)
Number of General Practitioner consultations1    215,610 39.1      2700
   5,511,732 (39.0–39.3)      (2600–3029)
Number of nurse consultations1    289,120 53.4      3693
   5,511,732 (53.2–53.6)      (3577–4152)
Out of hours calls2    4575 0.9      54.3
   5,299,900 (0.8 to 0.9)      (53–60)
  1. Source: 1Practice Team Information for Scotland; 2NHS 24 for Scotland; 3from cost modelling
  2. aAge standardised rate (ASR) per 1,000 people registered with GP practices in Wales and population for Scotland. Estimates were standardised using the 2013 European Standard Population
  3. Blank cells had no data availability