Table 3 Cost of care (UK£) at age 5–7 years inclusive by hospital admission status in the first 2 years
RSVOther respiratoryNon-respiratoryp Value between the three groups
Hospital admission649, (0), (0–8286)925, (0), (0–8507)602, (0), (0–23800)0.055
Outpatient attendances815, (288), (0–3646)450, (289), (0–2134)376, (156), (0–2406)0.026
GP visits199, (126), (0–720)150, (128), (0–438)168, (107), (0–1508)0.721
Prescriptions*
    All204, (28), (0–3935)545, (30), (0–14129)111, (13), (0–3333)0.094
    Respiratory18.8, (10.6), (0–119)56.8, (9.6), (0–556)11.5, (1.2), (0–270)0.003
Total2120, (962), (86–17379)2287, (852), (0–15041)1481, (340), (0–28455)0.049
  • Data are presented as mean, (median), (range) per child over the 3-year period.

  • *Expressed as the number of respiratory prescriptions per child over the 3-year period. Respiratory prescriptions included anti-asthma medication and antibiotics for lower respiratory tract infections.

  • RSV, respiratory syncytial virus.