Table 1

Annual family-borne, nonwaged and waged time lost, and health-service costs for 94 trial families

Events n Total meanFamily-borne GBPNonwaged time GBPWaged time GBPHealth service GBP
Illness at home52±0.559.93#
GP consultations452±4.81103.00±81.26;
2.81±6.13;25.08±67.18;6.61±16.95;80.00 (0–283.8)
Practice nurse consultations53±0.560.95 (0–20.59)10.43 (0–110.82)0 (0–59.41)5.15±16.77;
0 (0–27.42)
Prescription items605±6.4426.62±25.79;
19.26 (0–97.21)
A&E attendances11±0.120.36±1.71;2.09±13.62;0.70±4.42;4.10±12.42;
0 (0–6.64)0 (0–21.53)0 (0–3.19)0 (0–35.00)
Inpatient days61±0.6510.08±39.30;16.20±47.87;32.11±185.75;243.17±451.93;
0 (0–63.00)0 (0–160.33)0 (0–242.56)0 (0–1604.00)
Outpatient attendances78±0.833.68±7.88;3.19±9.37;5.67±15.91;46.47±66.02;
0 (0–22.34)0 (0–37.56)0 (0–53.09)0 (0–224.00)
Regular family expenditure14.94±43.27;
0 (0–168.3)
Total31.86±43.27;46.57±92.30;55.02±218.77;428.51±510.39;
6.46 (0–219.37)17.89 (0–201.21)0 (0–356.86)178.33 (34.07–1781.89)
  • Data are presented as mean±sd and median (95% confidence interval)

  • GBP: UK pounds

  • GP: general practitioner

  • A&E: accident and emergency department

  • #: single event

  • : general practitioner and practice nurse consultations costed together