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Table 4 Mean (SD) costs for treatment group for all patients

From: Cost-effectiveness of the SEN-concept: Specialized Emergency Nurses (SEN) treating ankle/foot injuries

  SEN
(n = 262)
HO
(n = 249)
Difference (95% CI)
  mean (SD) mean (SD)  
HEALTH CARE SECTOR      
   Resource use      
Radiograph 34.5 (15.7) 31.8 (17.8) 2.7 (-0.3 ; 5.9)
Crutch-use 4.7 (5.8) 4.4 (4.2) 0.3 (-0.5 ; 1.2)
Tubigrip 2.3 (3.3) 2.5 (3.4) -0.3 (-0.9; 0.4)
Pressure bandage 9.4 (26.6) 10.0 (26.9) -0.6 (-3 ; 2)
Lower extremity cast 15.2 (28.5) 13.2 (27.1) 2.0 (-2.3; 6.3)
   Costs related to operation      
Hospitalization 42.3 (333) 27.1 (210) 15.2 (-33; 65)
OR/osteosynthesis materials 52.9 (342) 46.9 (333) 6.0 (-69 ; 81)
   Valuation of time of SEN or HO      
Clinical assessment 2.5 --- 2.8 --- -0.2 *
Radiographic assessment 0.8 --- 0.8 --- 0.1 *
Review radiograph 2.5 --- 2.3 --- 0.2 *
   Training SEN 10.4 --- 0 --- 10.4 *
INDIRECT HEALTH CARE COSTS      
   Time spent in waiting room 3.8 (3.3) 5.7 (4.7) -1.9 (-2.6 ; -1,2)
   Waiting time assessment – radiograph 4.0 --- 3.7 --- 0.3 *
   Waiting time diagnosis – treatment 0.4 --- 2.2 --- -1.8*
Total health care costs 178 (622) 142 (529) 36 (-50 ; 123)
Total indirect health care costs 8 (4) 12 (5) -3 (-4 ; -2)
Total costs 186 (623) 153 (529) 33 (-84 ; 155)
  1. CI estimated with a non-parametric bootstrap with 1000 replications
  2. * CI not available; estimate at group level