Table 3

 Percentage of total NHS costs attributable to different diseases in 1992/1993 and 2001/2002

% Of total NHS costs in 1992/1993*Costs† (£ billion) 2002Costs‡ (£ billion) 2002Costs§ (£ billion) 2002/2003
*For England; †extrapolated from NHS Executive study for UK; ‡taken directly from Wanless Report, probably for England; §taken from Department of Heath accounts, for England.17 Sources: NHS Executive, 19969 for % of total costs in 1992/199; Office of Health, Economics, 200418 for total health care expenditure in 2002; Wanless Report.16 Department of Health, 2003 for Department of Health accounts.17
Infectious diseases10.70.8
Cardiovascular disease 12 8.4 5.8
    Coronary heart disease 2.4
    Stroke
Diabetes and other diseases of the hormonal and immune systems 2 1.4 1.3 1.4
Cancer 4 2.8 2.5 3.3
Dental caries and other diseases of the digestive system 8 5.6 2.3
Neuropsychiatric disorders and diseases of the nervous system2517.610.9
Injuries42.83.3
Other4531.632.2
Total10070.260.0