Table 4

Resource utilisation by health care personnel, patients, caregivers, and patient networks in a multifaceted intervention for mild Alzheimer's disease.

Professionals' time1

Patients' time

(n = 157)

Caregivers' time

(n = 157)

Network's time2

(n = 157)


Constructivist counselling

379 (361;394)

199 (188;210)

202 (188;213)

42 (32;54)

Telephone counselling

78 (69;87)

12 (9;17)

48 (41;56)

Not applicable

Courses

541 (500;580)

472 (436;501)

465 (433;495)

148 (112;195)

Transportation

269 (256;285)

463 (440;486)

458 (433;480)

169 (121;239)


Total

1,267 (1,211;1,309)

1,146 (1,085;1,205)

1,172 (1,007;1,230)

358

(272;462)


1For counselling activities and transportation, the times given are those used by the counsellor only. Time used in courses is the sum of time used by the counsellor, volunteers and teachers. Professionals' times are not equal to row-sum of other parties' times as the ratio of professional to participant was not 1:1 and unsuccessful telephone calls added to counsellor time but not to any other party's time. 2A network comprised one to four persons but is considered here as one unit.

Values are mean minutes of time (95% confidence interval).

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

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