This report compares expenditure between primary and secondary care in total and for medicines positively appraised by NICE.
All costs given in this report are net ingredient cost (NIC). This is the basic price of a drug excluding VAT (the price listed in the national Drug Tariff or in standard price lists). Cost changes have not been adjusted for inflation. It does not take account of discounts, dispensing costs, fees or prescription charges income.
Please note, the key fact figure for the rise in the cost of medicines in hospitals since 2010/11 has been corrected to 81.8 per cent as stated in the accompanying report.