Skip to main content

Table 1 Unit costs of health care services

From: Cost-effectiveness of supported self-management for CFS/ME patients in primary care

Description Mean £ SD £ Source
Cost per elective bed day 290 100 Mean cost per elective bed day 2007/8 across all specialities* [15]
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit 1226 217 Mean cost per day 2007/8* [15]
Outpatient 109 63 Mean cost per visit 2007/8 excluding haemotology, cancer multidisciplinary teams, cystic fybrosis, HIV, transplant and paediatrics* [15]
Day case procedure 854 1403 Mean cost per day case procedure 2007/08* [15]
A&E 163 105 Mean cost 2007/08 of A&E attendances [15]
Day care session (am or pm) for people with mental health problems 21   PSSRU [16]
Physiotherapist 53   NHS Reference costs 2007/8* [15]
Occupational Therapist 62   NHS Reference costs 2007/8* [15]
District Nurse 38   PSSRU [16]
General practitioner 35   PSSRU [16]
Practice nurse 11   PSSRU [16]
Phlebotomy 223   Mean cost vascular surgery outpatient multiprofessional face to face 2007/8* [15]
GP home visit 117   PSSRU [16], 23.4 min consultation including travel
Nurse specialist (community) 89   PSSRU [16], per hour of contact time
Travel 1.4   PSSRU [16], per visit
Medication various   BNF (58) 2009 [10]
Home help (used to estímate opportunity cost of informal care) 14   PSSRU [16] (Community care package low cost, prívate home care), per hour
Private expenditures Various   Valued by patient in questionnaires
Lost income from work Various   Valued by patient in questionnaires
  1. _* updated to 2008/2009 prices by NHS pay and prices inflation factor (PSSRU).