Table 1

Costs included in the economic evaluation in 2010/2011 $AUD
Data source Unit Unit cost
Itemized rehabilitation costs (excluding acute inpatient care)
  PT in rehabilitation
  PT Monday to Friday service EBA [20] plus 25% loading Per minute $0.68
  PT Saturday service EBA [20] plus 50% loading Per minute $0.82
  PT non salaries and wages (equipment) PT 2010 health service budgeta Per day $1.79
  PT capital costs (space) Health service Per day $3.51
  OT in rehabilitation
  OT Monday to Friday service EBA [20] plus 25% loading Per minute $0.68
  OT Saturday service EBA [20] plus 50% loading Per minute $0.82
  OT non salaries and wages (equipment) OT 2010 health service budgetα Per day $1.79
  OT capital costs (space) Health service Per day $3.51
  Other allied health cost Health service Per day $69.39
  Nursing salaries and wages Health service Per day $410.13
  Other costsb Health service Per admission Variable
  Health service capital cost (space) Health service Per day $7.03
Acute ward costs during rehabilitation, total Health service Per admission Variable
Readmissions 30 days post discharge cost, total Health service Per admission Variable

aobtained from Eastern Health Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy budgets for the 2010/2011 financial year; bcoronary care, intensive care and emergency departments, imaging, surgical, non-surgical, pathology, pharmacy, prosthetics, theatre and other health service costs, EBA, enterprise bargaining agreement; OT, occupational therapy; PT, physiotherapy.

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