The British Heart Foundation estimates that 7 million people in the United Kingdom live with cardiovascular disease. Here is a breakdown of the National Health Service’s expenditures on cardiovascular disease in England.
- 63.4 percent spent on secondary care
- 20.9 percent on primary care
- 5.9 percent on urgent and emergency care
- 4.5 percent on community care
- 3.5 percent on administration and facilities
- 1.6 percent on care in another setting
- 0.3 percent on health promotion
All and all, the cost of premature deaths, lost productivity, treatment and hospitalizations for cardiovascular diseases totaled almost $29 billion, according to a December 2014 update.