Table 2

Figures used to estimate the average cost of an ECLO per patient contact
Source and notes
Average patients per day 9.1 Survey responses n= 15, SD=8.2
Patients per year 1911 Assuming 42 working weeks per year, based on data from Unit Costs for Social and Health Care [12]. Includes 29 days annual leave and 8 statutory leave days. Assumes 6 study/training days and 12 days of sickness leave.
Average annual salary £23,349.60 Survey responses n=15, SD=£3,818.36
Salary on-costs (Includes Employers NI costs + 14% of employers salary for superannuation/pension costs) £5,527.70 Based on data from Unit Costs for Social and Health Care [12].
Average training cost £760.00 Survey responses n=10, SD=£39.49
Set up cost £3,110.00 Data from an unpublished ECLO business case proposal.
Overheads £3,130.00 Based on data from Unit Costs for Social and Health Care [12]. Capital Overheads include the cost of office space and land costs.
Capital Overheads £2,283.00
Full economic cost to employ an ECLO (year 1) £38,161.42 Includes training and set-up costs.
Full economic cost to employ an ECLO (year 2) £34,290.30 Assumes no training costs or set-up costs.
Total cost per contact (Year 1) £19.97 Includes training and set-up costs.
Total cost per contact (Year 2) £17.94 Assumes no training costs or set-up costs.

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