This report, published by the British Lung Foundation, shows that respiratory illness in the UK costs the NHS £11billion a year. Lung disease is the third biggest killer in the UK. Over 700,000 hospital admissions and over 6 million hospital bed days can be attributed to it.
Trueman, D., Woodcock, F. & Hancock, E. (2017). Estimating the economic burden of respiratory illness in the UK. Retrieved from https://www.blf.org.uk/what-we-do/our-research/economic-burden