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Table 1 Unit costs and sources

From: Economic evaluation of policy initiatives in the organisation and delivery of healthcare: a case study of gastroenterology endoscopy services

Data item £ unit cost Source
GP (surgery visit) £21 [13]
Nurse (surgery visit) £8 [13]
GP (home visit) £60 [13]
Nurse (home visit) £11 [13]
Social services/Social worker £60 [13]
Support worker £11 [13]
Consultant £73 [13]
Dietician/Nutritional nurse/Nutritional therapy session £35 [14]
Physiotherapist session £36 [14]
Paramedics/Ambulance £161 [14]
Chiropodist/Podiatrist £31 [14]
Occupational therapist £36 [14]
Chiropodist/Podiatrist £31 [14]
Colonoscopy £352 [14]
Flexible sigmoidoscopy £279 [14]
Gastroscopy £275 [14]
Day case endoscopy £457 [14]
Endoscopy slot £2727 [14]*
Inpatient per day: medical £269 [15] (inflated)
Outpatient episode £96 [15] (inflated)
Avg. weekly earnings male £105 [16]
Avg. weekly earnings female £81.20 [16]
Drugs   Priced individually from [17]
  1. *Slot = 12 points. Cost of slot based on assumed ½ session for colonoscopy (2 points) and ½ session for sigmoidoscopy/gastroscopy (1 point) per procedure.