Table 3

Key unit costs

Type of unit costSourceCost (£)
A+E attendanceNHS reference costs 201590.2–377.9
Outpatient clinicsNHS reference costs 201539.7–215.4
Respiratory clinicNHS reference costs 2015165.9
Bed days, admissions unitHealthcare Trust294.9 per day
Bed days, medical wardHealthcare Trust246.2 per day
Bed days, rehabilitation wardHealthcare Trust168.8 per day
Doctor, consultant timePSSRU unit costs of health+social care 2015153 per hour
Doctor, registrar timePSSRU unit costs of health+social care 201568.4–75 per hour
Doctor, F1–ST2PSSRU unit costs of health+social care 201542.5–67 per hour
Respiratory specialist nursePSSRU unit costs of health+social care 201546.2–68.6 per hour
PhysiotherapyPSSRU unit costs of health+social care 201539.2–49.5 per hour
  • A+E, accident and emergency; NHS, National Health Service; PSSRU, personal social services research unit.