Table 1

Unit costs of health care services
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

_* updated to 2008/2009 prices by NHS pay and prices inflation factor (PSSRU).

Richardson et al.

Richardson et al. BMC Family Practice 2013 14:12   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-12

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