Table 2

Cost of intervention and healthcare services
Study case Control case
Intervention costs N Unit cost ($) Total cost ($)
Pre-program training cost
Volunteers 251 456 114408
Social worker (SWA) 2 194 388
Nurse (RN) 3 633 1899
Program cost
Nurse case manager (NO) 272 467 127159
Volunteer 272 131 35508
Extra social services 22 251 5528
Patient time cost 272 178 48360
Readmission costs N Unit cost ($) Total cost ($) N Unit cost ($) Total cost ($)
Emergency admission
28 days 13 820 10660 31 820 25420
84 days 28 820 22960 63 820 51660
Bed day cost
28 days 30 3650 109500 144 3650 525600
84 days 100 3650 365000 329 3650 1200850
Total readmission cost per subject :
28 days 442 1947
84 days 1426 4426

Wong et al.

Wong et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:479   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-479

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