The Department published figures in the annual resource accounts showing the following gross expenditure on ‘problems of the gastro intestinal system’ for the last four financial years.
Financial reporting year Gross expenditure (£000) 2003-04 3,164,671 2004-05 3,526,063 2005-06 3,973,450 2006-07 3,851,576
Financial reporting year
Gross expenditure (£000)
The figures are calculated from programme budgeting data, which were collected for the first time in financial year 2003-04.
Comparison between 2005-06 and 2006-07 figures is not straightforward due to a combination of factors:
the use of new Healthcare Resource Group data (HRG4) to calculate costs;
a reassignment of primary diagnosis codes to programme budgeting category;
the introduction of the new programme budgeting sub-categories; and
a change in the methodology for calculating non-admitted patient care costs.