Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Accident and Emergency Departments

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd November 2017.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average cost to the NHS of an emergency admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information is not available in the format requested. However, the estimated average cost of a non-elective admission for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or bronchitis for 2015-16 is £1,244. The data source for this is reference costs and 2015-16 is the most recently available data. This includes the costs of any excess bed days.

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