Table 1

Items of resource use in the CESAR trial

Resource items

Instrument for data collection within CESAR trial

Source of unit cost data

References to sources


From trail entry to discharge from hospital

Days of organ support

Daily organ support form

ICU costing study

[36,37]

Days on ECMO

Daily organ support form

ICU costing study

[36,37]

Days on conventional ventilation

Daily organ support form

ICU costing study

[36,37]

Days in intensive care

Daily organ support form

ICU costing study

[36,37]

Days of other hospital stay before discharge

Outcomes data sheet

PSSRU – http://www.pssru.ac.uk/uc/uc2005contents.htm webcite

[25]

Miles transported by air ambulance

Transport forms (a) and (b)

cost provided by transport provider

Miles transported by land ambulance

Transport forms (a) and (b)

cost provided by ambulance trusts

From discharge to follow-up at 6 months

Telephone contacts with GP

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Contacts with NHS direct

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

NHS direct personal communication

Visits to GP

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Home visits by nurse

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Visits to counsellor

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Visits to physiotherapist

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Visits to occupational therapist

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Visits by health visitor

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Days of inpatient stay

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Outpatient visits

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

A&E visits

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Visits to day hospital/day care

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Days in residential care

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Days in nursing home

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Medication

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Visits by social worker

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Visits by homecare worker

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

PSSRU

[25]

Aids & adaptations

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

Reported by participants and some estimated from personal enquiries by researcher to equipment suppliers

Value of hours of informal care

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

ONS

[30]

Miles of private car use for health care

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

Automobile Association (AA)

[28]

Out-of-pocket expenses

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

Reported by CESAR trial patients

Major changes in household

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

Reported by CESAR trial patients

Childcare costs

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

Reported by CESAR trial patients

Change in employment

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

Reported by CESAR trial patients

Change in benefits or allowances

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

Reported by CESAR trial patients

Loss of income from employment

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

Reported by CESAR trial patients

Other costs

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

Reported by CESAR trial patients

Other changes

Events diary and patient cost questionnaire

Reported by CESAR trial patients


Thalanany et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:94   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-94

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