Research and analysis

NHS reference costs 2015 to 2016

Information on how NHS providers spent money to provide healthcare to patients.



This is the most up-to-date information about how NHS expenditure was used to provide healthcare by NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts.

Reference costs are the unit costs to the NHS for providing defined services in a given financial year to NHS patients in England. They are collected and published annually.

Please note that the organisation level source data (parts 1 to 3) are large files and should be opened using MS Access or other database software. Annex C of the main publication gives advice on using the data.

Published 15 December 2016