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Table 5 Breakdown of estimated costs for asthma in the UK by member country in 2011–12

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

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Cost (95 % CI) Cost (95 % CI) Cost (95 % CI) Cost (95 % CI) Cost (95 % CI)
(£000 s) (£000 s) (£000 s) (£000 s) (£000 s) (£000 s) (£000 s) (£000 s) (£000 s) (£000 s)
GP consultations 89,926 (86,614–101,526) 8624 (8138–9120) 6408 (6116–7411) 3029 (2906–3436) 107,987 (103,986–121,168)
Practice nurse consultations 43,021 (41,614–48,745) 4048 (3876–4213) 3202 (3073–3706) 1431 (1379–1627) 51,702 (50,083–58,131)
Community prescribing 552,514 (536,694–568,687) 54,514 (51,890–57,191) 40,572 (40,178–40,977) 18,845 (18,150–19,504) 666,445 (650,112–683,375)
Calls to out-of-hours 1325 (1291–1485) 130 (130–130) 86 (84–98) 1541 (1507–1710)
Ambulance Trips 27,511 (26,077–32,480) 2408 (2408–2408) 2378 (2238–2876) 876 (828–1033) 33,172 (31,624–38,649)
Accident and emergency 10,907 (9553–13,357) 913 (913–913) 889 (759–1131) 392 (298–495) 13,101 (11,625–15,782)
Hospital episodes (excluding intensive care units (ICU)) 69,162 (69,162–69,162) 6342 (6342–6342) 8128 (8087–8169) 2,064 (2064–2064) 85,696 (85,656–85,737)
ICU episodes 4413 (4413–4413) 482 (482–482) 236 (236–236) 129 (129–129) 5260 (5260–5260)
Total NHS cost 798,780 (780,199–824,168) 77,462 (74,296–79,704) 61,899 (61,141–63,650) 26,764 (25,975–27,772) 964,905 (945,648–991,409)
Disability living allowance 95,500 (95,500–95,500) 14,800 (14,800–14,800) 12,800 (12,800–12,800) 23,832 (23,832–23,832) 146,932 (146,932–146,932)
Total public sector costs 894,280 (880,112–924,082) 92,262 (89,579–94,986) 74,699 (74,177–76,686) 50,596 (49,935–51,732) 1,111,837 (1,097,840–1,143,601)
  1. Please see individual sections of this paper for full commentary and caveats. An important note on the derivation and interpretation of the confidence intervals detailed here is also available in our published protocol