Estimated cost of private treatment with statins using NHS infrastructure

Cost/year (£)*
Cholesterol test12.91
Nurse (salary, overheads, capital overheads, training)14.75
Drug (40 mg generic simvastatin)66
Total93.66
  • * Inflated at 3%/year from 2000 prices.

  • † Generic price based on example of fluoxetine.