Forbes September 30, 2023
Katherine Hignett

Late diagnosis, inconsistent treatment and inadequate patient support have created a “lung health crisis” that’s costing the U.K. hundreds of millions of pounds every year, a report has found.

Standardizing care and improving education for self-managed conditions could save the country more than £700 million ($860 million) a year, according to the Price Waterhouse Cooper report commissioned by charity Asthma and Lung U.K.

Better care could see patients stay healthier for longer and reduce pressure on the country’s public health system, the National Health System, the report claims.

The NHS itself could save around £300 million ($370 million) in direct costs, while the wider economy could benefit from nearly £400 million in higher productivity, it states.

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