Table 1

Health care utilization over 9 months of patients with complete cost data
Category Price (€) PST (n=56) Usual care (n=65) Difference
Primary care
General practitioner [no contacts] 23.53 4.1 (3.3) 4.8 (4.5) −0.7 (−2.1 ; 0.8)
Physiotherapist [no contacts] 26.50 5.5 (10.3) 6.0 (11.0) −0.5 (−4.4 ; 3.4)
Social worker [no contacts] 55.75 0.3 (1.9) 0.2 (0.8) 0.1 (−0.5 ; 0.5)
Psychologist [no contacts] 88.53 1.1 (5.0) 1.0 (2.7) 0.1 (−1.3 ; 1.6)
Secondary care
Outpatient clinic [no contacts] 65.23 2.3 (3.4) 4.2 (10.2) −1.9 (−4.6 ; 0.8)
Regional institute for mental welfare [no contacts] 144.44 0.3 (0.9) 0.5 (1.9) −0.2 (−0.8 ; 0.3)
In-hospital psychiatrist [no contacts] 73.88 – 131.94* 0.1 (0.7) 0.2 (0.9) −0.1 (−0.4 ; 0.2)
Day treatment [no half days] 104.28 – 186.21* 0 (0) 0 (0) --
Hospital admission [no days] 291.21 – 554.45 0.3 (1.1) 1.3 (5.8) −1.0 (−2.4 ; 0.5)
Home care [no hours] 35.76 4.2 (16.0) 7.9 (29.4) −3.7 (−12.4 ; 5.0)
Complementary therapists [no contacts] 26.79 – 143.28 1.4 (3.8) 1.8 (4.8) −0.4 (−1.9 ; 1.2)
Occupational physician [no contacts] 24.75 0.4 (1.4) 0.8 (1.6) −0.4 (−0.9 ; 0.2)
Medication [no deliveries] depending on type and dose 7.0 (6.8) 7.4 (6.5) −0.4 (−2.8 ; 2.0)
PST [no contacts] 56.87§ 4.1 (2.1) --
Help from family/friends or paid help [no hours] 10.36 14.9 (32.8) 12.5 (34.2) 2.4 (−9.8 ; 14.5)
Absenteeism [no days] depending on age and sexe 19.5 (54.8) 29.0 (62.4) −9.5 (−30.8 ; 11.8)
Presenteeism [no days] depending on age and sexe 3.8 (12.9) 7.2 (19.9) −3.4 (−10.0 ; 2.7)

Presented are means (SD) and mean differences (95% CI).

PST = Problem-Solving Treatment.

* depending on type of hospital: academic, general or psychiatric hospital.

depending on type of hospital: academic, general, rehabilitation or psychiatric hospital.

depending on type of therapist.

§ Total PST costs based on 6 sessions: €341.24 (training €45.08, treatment €244.24, housing €51.92).

Bosmans et al.

Bosmans et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:98   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-98

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