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Table 3 Consumption of healthcare resources and sick leave from work during a 26-weeks follow-up period

From: Manipulative therapy in addition to usual medical care accelerates recovery of shoulder complaints at higher costs: economic outcomes of a randomized trial

Type of utilization AMT (N = 77) UMC (N = 65)
General practice [no. of visits] 1.7 ± 2.7 1.5 ± 1.4
Manual therapist [no. of visits] * 3.7 ± 2.3 0.3 ± 1.2
Physiotherapist [no. of visits] 2.0 ± 6.0 4.3 ± 8.0
Alternative therapist [no. of visits] 0.1 ± 0.7 0.3 ± 1.5
Specialist care [no. of visits] 0.2 ± 1.0 0.2 ± 4.6
Hospitalization [days] 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0
Home care [hours] 0.0 ± 0.0 0.2 ± 1.4
Help from friends and relatives [hours] 7.8 ± 46.4 1.2 ± 4.6
Sick leave from paid work [days] 5.8 ± 19.2 2.7 ±10.3
Sick leave from unpaid work [hours] 13.5 ± 67.3 2.5 ± 8.6
  1. Presented are group means and standard deviations. AMT: Manipulative therapy as add-on to UMC. UMC: Usual Medical Care by General Practitioner.
  2. *Includes visits according the study protocol.