Interlinked mental and physical health problems cost NHS more than £11bn a yearBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1409 (Published 08 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1409
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
Interlinked psychological and physical health problems are costing the NHS more than £11bn (€14.2bn; $15.6bn) a year, a figure that could be reduced by better integration of services, says a new report from the healthcare think tank the King’s Fund.1
The report also argues that integrating physical and mental healthcare could improve health outcomes for patients.
The fund estimates that £11bn is the collective cost each year of high rates of mental ill …