Table 1

Item costs used for estimating the costs of a support programme for mild Alzheimer's disease.

Resource

Cost

Source


Time costs of formal care

Counsellor (specially trained nurse)

25.93

Local Government Denmark [KL]

Load-factor for counsellor's time [weight]1

1.56

Local Government Denmark [KL]/estimate

Course teacher, nurse [per course]

131.69

Market prices (tariff of trial management)

Course teacher, academic [per course]

219.48

Market prices (tariff of trial management)

Volunteers assisting course personnel

17.73

National average net salary for 50-year olds

Capital costs

20%

Local Government Denmark [KL]

Time costs of informal time (examples)2

Male, 50-54 years, gross

32.50

Statistics Denmark

Male, 50-54 years, net

19.76

Statistics Denmark

Female, 50-54, gross

23.40

Statistics Denmark

Female, 50-54, net

15.70

Statistics Denmark

Transportation cost professionals [EUR/km]

0.25

Danish Government

Transportation cost participant [EUR/km]

0.47

Danish Government


1A load factor was applied to account for non-productive time of a counsellor due to pauses, walking distance between locations, private time, vacation and other absence from work etc. 2A complete set of age- and gender-specific national average salaries was used (complete data are publicly available from StatBank Denmark at http://statistikbanken.dk webcite).

All costs are in 2008 EUR per hour unless otherwise stated.

S√łgaard et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:215   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-215

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