TABLE 198Cost of dementia in 2010 in the UK

Type of resource usedUnit of measurementUnits of resources consumedAverage unit cost (£)Total cost (£000)
Health care
Primary careNurse home visits2,492,2202664,798
Nurse surgery visits186,75391681
GP home visits3,567,04658206,889
GP surgery visits1,161,1973641,803
GP telephone visits83,939221847
Total
A&EAttendances298,8678926,737
Outpatient careAttendances489,76611255,044
Inpatient careHospital bed-days1,485,471311462,590
Hospital day cases2092755576
Medications228,399
Private carePrivate part of total health expenditure12.7%109,469
Health-care cost subtotal1,199,832
Social care
Long-term careYears in long-term care accommodation304,85029,8229,091,177
Social care cost subtotal9,091,177
Non-health/social care
Informal careHours of care provided by economically active carers512,457,980136,671,816
Hours of care provided by economically inactive carers996,638,06565,710,736
MortalityWorking-years lost (men)202532,838a22,515
Working-years lost (women)193318,9585994
Morbidity (friction adjusted)Certified incapacity days160,60310416,743
Work days lost38,3801044001
Non-health/social care subtotal (friction adjusted)12,431,804
Total economic burden (friction adjusted)22,722,813
a

Future earnings discounted using an annual rate of 3.5%.

Source: Dementia 2010: The economic burden of dementia and associated research funding in the United Kingdom.10

From: Appendix 15, Update on evidence about the care cost of Alzheimer's disease in the UK

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