Table 7

Estimated average cost of treatment (£) per patient by cost category and estimated ratio of costs with 95% confidence interval for main categories

Attack (n=2653) No attack (n=9550) Ratio of costs 95% CI
Patient initiated GP consultation24.078.23
Practice initiated GP consultation15.425.60
Patient initiated nurse consultation1.850.92
Nurse review8.636.42
Primary care (total)49.9721.172.362.27 to 2.45
Drugs127.3874.63
Emergency1.140.09
Medication (total)128.5374.721.721.63 to 1.82
Hospital stay169.187.04
Outpatients23.694.68
A & E9.730.28
Secondary care (total)202.6012.0016.912.6 to 22.8
Overall total381.09107.893.533.20 to 3.87