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Publication name: Costing the burden of ill health related to physical inactivity in Scotland
Date: 13 February 2013
Description: This report describes the work undertaken to develop and apply a methodology to produce estimates of the direct primary and secondary care costs to the NHS attributable to physical inactivity for Scotland. Each estimate was derived using previous methods applied within Scotland and the UK. The results show a range of estimated primary and secondary care costs for five disease areas associated with physical inactivity. Results at national level were calculated as £94.1M (£91.8-96.4M). This equates to a mean cost of physical inactivity of approximately £18 per Scottish resident per year. For the first time, costs relating to prescription costs, consultations in General Practice and premature mortality associated with physical inactivity were calculated.
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