Table 5

Intervention costs of multifaceted intervention for mild Alzheimer's disease.

Indirect costs (time costs)


Direct costs1

Patient

(n = 157)

Caregiver

(n = 157)

Network

(n = 157)


Constructivist counselling

307 (294;320)

41 (39;44)

55 (50;59)

59 (30;53)

Telephone counselling

63 (57;70)

3 (2;4)

11 (9;13)

Not applicable

Courses

449 (410;479)

98 (90;105)

128 (115;141)

44 (33;56)

Transportation2

251 (240;267)

205 (192;214)

233 (218;247)

73 (55;101)


Total

1,070 (1,029;1,109)

346 (325;364)

428 (397;459)

175 (148;208)


1Direct costs include time costs for counsellors plus an overhead of 20% to account for capital costs. 2Transportation costs include the direct taximeter or ticket cost plus the indirect costs of peoples' time.

Costs are in 2008-EUR (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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