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Table 1 Source and value of unit costs

From: Measuring the financial burden of acute cough in pre-school children: a cost of illness study

  £ Source Details
GP at surgery 21.00 Curtis and Netten 2006 [7] Includes direct care staff costs but excludes cost of training
Nurse at surgery 8.00 Curtis and Netten 2006 [7]  
GP telephone consultation 23.00 Curtis and Netten 2006 [7] Includes direct care staff costs but excludes cost of training
GP home visit 60.00 Curtis and Netten 2006 [7] Includes direct care staff costs but excludes cost of training
Walk-in centre (WiC) with a nurse 28.91 WiC evaluation [8] Mean of shop front & GP based, inflated to 2006
A & E visit 70.62 NHS Tariff [9] A & E weighted average of referred/discharged using 2004 volume proportions
Out-patient appointment 19.85 NHS Tariff [9] Band A x-ray cost in 2004 inflated
Prescribed medication   British National Formulary [10]  
Mileage 0.49 The AA [11] Mean of mid-price car; 10,000 – 15,000 miles pa; petrol & diesel