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Table 4 Costs of the intervention, outpatient and emergency visits and inpatient hospital stay during 61 weeks

From: Supervised neuromuscular exercise prior to hip and knee replacement: 12-month clinical effect and cost-utility analysis alongside a randomised controlled trial

  Intervention group (n = 84) Control group (n = 81)  
  Mean difference (95% CI)
Intervention
  Physiotherapy 326 (13) 0 326 (301 to 351)
Primary health care sector
  General Practice 331 (28) 345 (29) −14 (−92 to 64)
Physiotherapist 22 (10) 98 (61) −76 (−197 to 45)
Specialists 99 (21) 97 (29) 2 (−68 to 72)
Chiropractor 2 (1) 6 (2) −4 (−9 to 0)
Othera 75 (7) 83 (8) −7 (−28 to 14)
Subtotal 530 (35) 629 (74) −99 (−258 to 60)
Secondary health care sector
  Outpatient 2240 (560) 1917 (317) 323 (−933 to 1579)
Emergency 12 (4) 32 (11) −20 (−43 to 4)
Subtotal 2252 (557) 1949 (316) 303 (−949 to 1555)
Secondary health care sector
  Orthopaedics 11760 (572) 11695 (1038) 66 (−2250 to 2382)
Surgeryb 280 (180) 773 (363) −493 (−1285 to 300)
Medicinec 883 (322) 865 (350) 18 (−919 to 955)
Oncology 0 213 (170) −213 (−547 to 120)
Otherd 150 (149) 189 (169) −40 (−494 to 415)
Subtotal 13074 (706) 13735 (1249) −662 (−3478 to 2154)
TOTAL 16181 (1174) 16313 (1374) −132 (−3668 to 3405)
  1. Variables are expressed as the mean (bootstrap SE) per patient during the 61 week follow-up period and the mean difference (95% confidence interval) between groups. The monetary units are presented in EUR2012
  2. aOther, includes visits at the dentistry, laboratory or foot care clinic
  3. bSurgery, gastrointestinal, urology, plastic, thoracic
  4. cMedicine, internal medicine, cardiology, medical gastroenterology, neurology, geriatrics, general practice
  5. dOther, includes inhospital stay at oftamology, odontology or physiotherapy units