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Health Service Provision - Health Expenditure

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Health Expenditure

Total expenditure on the NHS in Scotland in 2009/10 was £11.1bn. Of this, £9.7bn was spent by the Area Health Boards that provide hospital and community care. Details of this expenditure can be found in the NHS Cost Book

In 2009/10, 59% of Board expenditure was on hospital care, 16% on community health services and the remaining 25% on family healthcare.

£5.6bn of Board expenditure was spent on hospital care. Of the £2.3bn expenditure on family healthcare 49 per cent (£1.1 billion) was spent on community prescribing costs, 31% was spent on primary medical services (GP practices) and the remainder was on dental and ophthalmic services .

In addition to NHS expenditure, Local Authorities spent £2.1 billion on providing community care in 2009/10.

HLSS - Health Exp

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Source: ISD

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