Find out how much you cost the NHS

If you’ve ever wondered how much you cost the NHS each year, this handy new tool lets you calculate just how much your ill health is costing the UK’s health system every year.

Created by insurance comparison site GoCompare, the Bill of Health lets you calculate how much you’ve contributed to the NHS’ expenditure for 2017.

By using estimated costs from a variety of sources such as government publications and research charities, the tool provides insight into what costs the NHS the most amount of money every year.

For instance, whilst a chest x-ray will only set the NHS back £25, an MRI scan will cost £130. And whereas a pair of crutches costs the NHS under £10, the cost of treating a broken arm is £500 and a leg is £1100.

With every missed outpatient appointment costing the NHS £108 and with the organisation facing heavy financial pressure, hopefully people will realise just how much unnecessary and missed appointments are costing the organisation.

Use the tool to find out how much you’re costing the NHS.

Reece Armstrong is a reporter for Digital Health Age. Coming from the North East of England, Reece has an MA in Media & Journalism and a BA in Popular & Contemporary Music from Newcastle University. Reach him on Twitter or email via:

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