The current cost of heart failure to the National Health Service in the UK

  title={The current cost of heart failure to the National Health Service in the UK},
  author={S. Stewart and A. Jenkins and S. Buchan and A. Mcguire and S. Capewell and J. McMurray},
  journal={European Journal of Heart Failure},
  • S. Stewart, A. Jenkins, +3 authors J. McMurray
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Heart Failure
  • We have recently shown that heart failure admission rates continue to increase in the UK — particularly in older age groups. As hospital activity represents the major cost component of healthcare expenditure related to heart failure, this study evaluated the current cost of this syndrome to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. We applied contemporary estimates of healthcare activity associated with heart failure to the whole UK population on an age and sex‐specific basis to calculate… CONTINUE READING
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