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The national average cost of an occupied bed day in a discrete critical care unit is available in the annual reference costs publication.
The national schedule of reference costs for 2004 (the latest year available) shows that for activity undertaken within an national health service trust in England, the costs of an occupied bed day in different types of discrete critical care units are shown in the following table.
|Unit type||National average cost per occupied bed day|
|Intensive therapy unit/intensive care unit||1,328|
|Burns intensive care unit||1,039|
|Neurosurgical intensive care unit||1,017|
|Spinal injuries intensive care unit||779|
|Renal intensive care unit||370|
|Cardiac intensive care unit||1,025|
|High dependency unit||584|
|Paediatric intensive care unit||1,702|
|Neonatal intensive care unit—level 1||838|
|Neonatal intensive care unit—level 2||560|
A copy of the reference costs publication is available in the Library.