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Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community - Statistics for England, 2000-2010Official statistics, National statistics
- Publication Date:
- 27 Jul 2011
- Geographic Coverage:
- Date Range:
- 01 Jan 2000 to 31 Dec 2010
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.
- 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
Prescription Cost Analysis