At the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, we are constantly analysing the routine datasets we have on asthma in order to provide key estimates of the indicators of the burden of asthma in the UK and its member nations.
These estimates include incidence (new asthma cases), prevalence (people with asthma), number of GP and nurse consultations, number of telephone calls to out of hour services, number of ambulance trips, visits to accident and emergency (A&E), hospital admissions, admission to intensive care unit, deaths and costs to the public sector (including disability allowance payments).
The following graphic summaries data published in 2016, available for the United Kingdom and each of the home nations.
Read the full paper in BMC Medicine from which these data are taken:
Mukherjee et al. BMC Medicine (2016) 14:113
Are you interested in the burden of asthma in Scottish hospitals? Click on the link below to explore a variety of data around admissions and bed days by gender, health board, and over 5 years (2012-2016).
Raw data is published by Information Services Division Scotland on the burden of asthma and other conditions on the Scottish health care system. These data have been collated in a visual format by Analytics Engines.
This visualisation is best viewed in Firefox or Chrome. Raw data for each visualisation is available to download via the ‘more information ?’ button, and the plot data available as a CSV file.