McCarthy et al have reviewed 50 hospital admissions of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The estimated cost per patient was €14,802. More efficient use of resources can be achieved by discharge planning and fewer in-hospital ward transfers.
Collins et al using the population attributable fraction (PAF) have calculated that 4.5% of cancers in Ireland are due to excess body weight (EBW). This represents 800 new cancers and 300 cancer deaths. The greatest risk is the upper digestive tract and the endometrium.