Table 4

Healthcare costs at 20 weeks
Intervention Mean (SD), median N=48 Control Mean (SD), median N=45 Mean difference (95% CI) P-value
Parkinson’s medications (£)
Mean (SD) 836 (994), 579 707 (812), 331 129 (−490 to 233), 0.50
Acute healthcare (£)
Inpatient bed days, mean (SD) 107 (678), 0 322 (1339), 0 −215 (−643 to 212), 0.324
Day case, mean (SD) 3 (20), 0 15 (53), 0 −12 (−30 to 5), 0.156
A&E attendances, mean (SD) 12 (41), 0 17 (62), 0 −6 (−28 to 17), 0.616
Outpatient consultant appointments, mean (SD) 142 (19), 126 169 (26), 162 −28 (−92 to 36), 0.398
PDNS appointments, mean (SD) 0 (0), 0 1 (2), 0 1 (−1 to 1), 0.321
PDNS home visits, mean (SD) 0 (0), 0 0 (0), 0 Not calculable
Total acute healthcare, mean (SD) 263 (749), 126 524 (1429), 126 −389 (−741 to 190), 0.27
Primary healthcare contacts (£)
GP appointments, mean (SD) 79 (110), 36 70 (93), 36 8 (−31 to 48), 0.677
GP home visit, mean (SD) 5 (16), 0 5 (17), 0 0 (−7 to 6), 0.923
Parkinson nurse appointments, mean (SD) 9 (13), 0 9 (15), 0 0 (−5 to 6), 0.901
Community nurse home visit, mean (SD) 1 (4), 0 3 (20), 0 −3 (−9 to 3), 0.324
Total primary healthcare, mean (SD) 93 (116), 69 88 (101), 62 5 (−38 to 49), 0.80
Social care contacts (£)
Social/community care assessments, mean (SD) 70 (217), 0 18 (86), 0 52 (−15 to 119), 0.126
Hours of home care, mean (SD) 177 (886), 0 39 (259), 0 138 (−129 to 405), 0.312
Hours of day care, mean (SD) 5 (34), 0 0 (0), 0 5 (−5 to 15), 0.324
Days of residential care, mean (SD) 0 (0), 0 61 (408), 0 −61 (−173 to 52), 0.290
Days of nursing care, mean (SD) 0 (0), 0 42 (279), 0 −42 (−123 to 40), 0.318
Total social care, mean (SD) 252 (1023), 0 159 (753), 0 92 (−268 to 453), 0.62

PDNS: Parkinson specialist nurse.

Fletcher et al.

Fletcher et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:426   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-426

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