The average cost of delivering an episode of care allowing for health pay and price inflation is shown in the table:
Cost per episode (£) 1997-98 1,159 2003-04 1,200
Cost per episode (£)
A patient admitted to hospital is assigned to a practitioner responsible for their treatment. This period of care is termed an episode.
There are no data available for 1979.
Information is not available on a comparable basis after 2003-04.