...With reference to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence
(NICE) Health Economic analysis. NICE estimated that the cost of gluten free
food on prescription was £194.24 per patient per year based on Net ingredient
This represents a low cost treatment for a lifelong autoimmune disease,
and by contrast, treatment of long term complications such as osteoporosis or
intestinal lymphoma presents a much more significant financial burden for the NHS
and a significant burden for patients.
A hip fracture caused by osteoporosis, the
most common complication of untreated coeliac disease, costs on average £27,000
per fracture ...
...We have responded to the national consultation and you can read our response at