Table 3

Mean costs based on available data
Type of costs Acupuncture (n = 110) Usual care (n = 97) Mean difference (95% CI)*
Mean(SD) (£ sterling) Mean(SD) (£ sterling)
Total baseline costs (for 3 months prior to trial) 144 (264) 123 (128) 21 (−38 to 79)
Total IBS baseline costs (for 3 months prior to trial) 20( 49) 21 (54) −1 (−15 to 13)
Health care costs during trial (excluding acupuncture) 600 (725) 574 (728) 26 (−174 to 225)
IBS-related costs during trial (excluding acupuncture) 91 (245) 61 (123) 30 (−24 to 84)
Acupuncture costs during trial 339 (98) 0 (0) 339 (321 to 356)
Total health care costs during trial (including acupuncture) 940 (740) 574 (728) 366 (164 to 567)
Total IBS-related costs during trial (including acupuncture) 431 (269) 61(122) 370 (311 to 429)

* Difference is not adjusted for baseline costs.

Stamuli et al.

Stamuli et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:149   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-149

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