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National Statistics
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Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community - Statistics for England, 2000-2010

Official statistics, National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Country
Date Range:
01 Jan 2000 to 31 Dec 2010

Summary

This bulletin presents a summary of prescriptions dispensed in the community by community pharmacists, appliance contractors and dispensing doctors in England. The bulletin highlights recent changes and the main trends between 2000 and 2010.

Key Facts

  • The net ingredient cost of all prescriptions dispensed increased by 3.5 per cent (£295.0 million) on 2009 to £8,834.4 million; a increase of 58.2 per cent on 2000
  • 926.7 million prescription items were dispensed; an increase of 4.6 per cent (40.7 million items) on 2009 and 67.9 per cent on 2000
  • The average net ingredient cost per prescription item was £9.53. The net ingredient cost per item in 2009 was £9.64 and in 2000 was £10.12
  • There were, on average 17.8 prescription items dispensed per head of population compared with 17.1 in 2009 and 11.2 in 2000
  • The average net ingredient cost per head of population was £169.25 in 2010 compared with £164.82 in 2009 and £113.43 in 2000

Administrative Sources

Prescription Cost Analysis

Resources

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Last edited: 27 June 2018 8:21 am