Table 5Inpatient cost

NHS ServiceCost per inpatient day
NHS inpatient treatment for people who misuse drugs/alcohol£219 *
A&E Observation ward£271 **
All specialities (Weighted average)£254 **
Acute NHS hospital services for people with mental health problems£219 *

Source: Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2008181.


Source: National Schedule of Reference Costs 2006–07 - NHS Trusts100.

From: A.3, Health economic analysis – dosing regimens for acute alcohol withdrawal

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