Table 2

Direct resource costs of occupational asthma for six case study individuals (2004 prices, £ per person per year)

Cost componentIncidenceLatex or glutaraldehydeIsocyanatesFlour or grain
MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
General practice (planned)Taxpayer+14 to +19+14 to +19+14 to +19+14 to +19+14 to +19+14 to +19
General practice (unplanned)Taxpayer+16 to +27+16 to +27+16 to +27+16 to +27+16 to +27+16 to +27
Medication (net)Taxpayer+62 to +107+62 to +107+62 to +107+62 to +107+62 to +107+62 to +107
Hospital admissionsTaxpayer+63 to +137+63 to +137+63 to +137+63 to +137+63 to +137+63 to +137
Outpatient servicesTaxpayer+9 to +13+9 to +13+9 to +13+9 to +13+9 to +13+9 to +13
DWP admin (SSP)Taxpayer+4 to +6+4 to +6+4 to +6+4 to +6+4 to +6+4 to +6
DWP admin (IB and IIDB)Taxpayer+378+371+378+371+378+371
SubtotalTaxpayer+546 to +687+539 to +680+546 to +687+539 to +680+546 to +687+539 to +680
Prescription chargesIndividual+3 to +38+3 to +38+3 to +38+3 to +38+3 to +38+3 to +38
CommutingIndividual−22 to −16−13 to −10−22 to −16−13 to −10−22 to −16−13 to −10
Additional transportIndividual+8+8+8+8+8+8
SubtotalIndividual−11 to +30−2 to +36−11 to +30−2 to +36−11 to +30−2 to +36
Total direct resource costsSociety+535 to +717+537 to +716+535 to +717+537 to +716+535 to +717+537 to +716
  • SSP, statutory sick pay; IB, Incapacity Benefit; IIDB, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.