Table 4

Mean (SD) of groups and mean (95% CI) difference between groups for health service costs
Groups Difference between groups 95% CI
Intervention (n = 496) Control (n = 500) Intervention minus control
Initial rehabilitation admission cost 13,320 (9,894) 14,275 (11,945) -955 (-2,320 to 409)
  Rehabilitation costs (see below), total 13,049 (9,506) 13,951 (11,597) -902 (-2,221 to 417)
  Acute ward costs during rehabilitation, total 271 (1,853) 324 (1,952) -53 (-290 to 183)
Readmissions 30 days post discharge cost, total 2,539 (8,252) 3,257 (9,711) -718 (-1,839 to 403)
Total cost for initial admission and 30 day post discharge readmission(s) 15,859 (13,992) 17,532 (17,108) -1,673 (-3,618 to 271)
Itemized rehabilitation costs (excluding acute) 13,049 (9,506) 13,951 (11,597) -902 (-2,221 to 417)
  PT in rehabilitation 759 (662) 685 (637) 74 (-6 to 155)
  PT Monday to Friday service 563 (518) 587 (564) -24 (-91 to 43)
  PT Saturday service 97 (95) 1 (4) 96 (88 to 105)*
  PT non salaries and wages (equipment) 37 (27) 41 (35) -3 (-7 to 1)
  PT capital costs (space) 63 (46) 57 (49) 6 (0 to 12)
  OT in rehabilitation 526 (542) 463 (468) 62 (-1 to 125)
  OT Monday to Friday service 345 (418) 362 (400) -17 (-68 to 34)
  OT Saturday service 77 (83) 0 (3) 77 (70 to 85)*
  OT non salaries and wages (equipment) 41 (30) 44 (38) -3 (-8 to 1)
  OT capital costs (space) 63 (46) 57 (49) 6 (0 to 12)
Other allied health cost 1,450 (1,061) 1,572 (1,365) -122 (-274 to 30)
Nursing salaries and wages 8,568 (6,270) 9,289 (8,068) -721 (-1,620 to 178)
Other costsa 1,600 (1,452) 1,783 (1,747) -183 (-383 to 17)
Health service capital cost (space) 147 (107) 159 (138) -12 (-28 to 3)

acoronary care, intensive care and emergency departments, imaging, surgical, non-surgical, pathology, pharmacy, prosthetics, theatre and other health service costs; *statistically significant at a P ≤0.05 level. OT, occupational therapy; PT, physiotherapy.

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Brusco et al. BMC Medicine 2014 12:89   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-89

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