Table 2

Costs to NHS relating to falls and vitamin D treatment

Annual cost of daily vitamin D 800 IU supplementation£43.83BNF
Ambulance journey£306Scuffham
GP consultation£31
A&E attendance£111
Return to residence, attend OP£116
Return to residence, attend GP£31
Long-term care (6 months)£16 388
Minor fall (weighted)
Major fall (weighted HRG acute costs)
  • A&E, accident and emergency; BIM, Budget Impact Model; BNF, British National Formulary; GP, general practitioner; HRG, Healthcare Resource Group; NHS, National Health Service; ONS, Office of National Statistics; OP, outpatients.