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Table 3 Mean cost per episode per participant

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

Item of resource use Mean and (sd) cost (£)
Primary Care  
   GP consultations 22.91 (10.14)
   Nurse consultations 0.46 (1.88)
   Telephone consultations 0.38 (2.94)
   Home visits 0.50 (5.45)
   Walk-in Centre visits 0.48 (3.70)
   Total primary care 24.73 (12.75)
Secondary Care  
   A & E visits 0.58 (6.42)
   Out-patients appointments 0.16 (1.80)
   Total secondary care 0.75 (6.65)
   Prescribed medication 1.96 (3.54)
   Total NHS costs 27.43 (16.99)
Parent and caregiver costs  
   Primary care travel 0.78 (1.21)
   Secondary care travel 0.11 (0.90)
   Over-the-counter medication 1.32 (2.43)
   Lost earnings 12.56 (54.64)
   Total parent and care-giver costs 14.77 (54.84)