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Table 3 Consumption of healthcare resources and sick leave from work during 26 weeks after first consultation for shoulder complaints (n = 492)

From: Costs of shoulder pain in primary care consulters: a prospective cohort study in The Netherlands

  week 1–6 week 7–12 week 13–26 Total (week 1–26)
Direct health care     
General practitioner [no. of visits] 1.6 ± 0.9 (6) 0.2 ± 0.6 (4) 0.3 ± 0.7 (5) 2.1 ± 1.5 (9)
Allied health professionals [no. of visits]     
   Physiotherapist 1.5 ± 3.0 (13) 1.1 ± 2.6 (16) 1.5 ± 4.1 (28) 4.1 ± 7.6 (45)
   Manual therapist 0.2 ± 1.0 (11) 0.2 ± 0.9 (9) 0.2 ± 1.1 (11) 0.5 ± 2.2 (20)
   Other therapists 0.1 ± 0.5 (6) 0.0 ± 0.3 (4) 0.1 ± 0.7 (12) 0.2 ± 1.2 (19)
Specialists [no. of visits] 0.0 ± 0.3 (3) 0.0 ± 0.2 (2) 0.1 ± 0.5 (5) 0.2 ± 0.8 (7)
Hospitalisation [days] - - 0.0 ± 0.0 (1) 0.0 ± 0.0 (1)
Direct non-health care     
Alternative therapists [no. of visits] 0.1 ± 0.5 (6) 0.1 ± 0.5 (8) 0.2 ± 0.9 (11) 0.3 ± 1.6 (17)
Home care [hours] 0.1 ± 1.2 (22) 0.0 ± 0.8 (15) 0.2 ± 2.0 (32) 0.3 ± 3.1 (51)
Paid help [hours] 0.4 ± 3.6 (48) 0.5 ± 4.3 (60) 0.7 ± 5.7 (80) 1.7 ± 12.4 (176)
Help from partner/relatives/friends [hours] 1.1 ± 8.7 (152) 0.9 ± 8.9 (168) 1.0 ± 6.3 (72) 3.2 ± 16.1 (212)
Extra activities [hours] 0.8 ± 3.9 (44) 1.0 ± 5.3 (93) 1.4 ± 6.9 (95) 3.2 ± 11.6 (121)
Indirect     
Sick leave from paid work [days] 1.1 ± 5.0 (42) 0.6 ± 3.6 (30) 1.1 ± 6.3 (63) 2.8 ± 13.0 (123)
Sick leave from unpaid work [days] 1.9 ± 9.6 (120) 1.4 ± 9.9 (168) 1.6 ± 9.5 (104) 4.9 ± 24.2 (322)
Unable to perform usual activities [hours] 1.4 ± 7.7 (106) 0.9 ± 6.7 (108) 1.0 ± 7.3 (104) 3.2 ± 16.1 (212)
Unable to perform hobbies [hours] 2.8 ± 9.9 (120) 1.1 ± 5.7 (84) 1.3 ± 6.8 (75) 5.3 ± 16.3 (139)
  1. Presented are group means, standard deviations and the maximum value between brackets.
  2. Other therapists: Mensendieck, Cesar, occupational therapists, or other.
  3. Specialists: orthopaedist; neurologist; rheumatologist; physician for rehabilitation medicine, or other.
  4. Alternative therapists: acupuncturist; homeopath; chiropractor; hypnotist; magnetism therapist, or other.