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Table 1 PDSAFE intervention costs

From: Cost-effectiveness of the PDSAFE personalised physiotherapy intervention for fall prevention in Parkinson’s: an economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial

Item Unit cost (£) Quantity Sum (£)
Therapists training
 Trainer (lead therapist) 165 per day 1.75 days 288.75
 Room hire 150 per day 2 days 300
 Training materials 3.50 per therapist 14 therapists 49
Therapy sessions
 Therapist time 43.62 per visit 238 participants * 12 124,578.72
 Consumables (clinical notes) 1.20 per visit 238 participants * 12 3427.20
 Travel expenses 8 per visit 238 participants * 12 22,848
Patient equipment during the sessions
 Printed materials 2 per participant 238 participants 476
 CDs 0.08 per participant 238 participants 19.04
 Weighted vests 54.16 each 23.8a 1289.01
 Balance pads 19.41 each 59.5b 1154.90
 Step counts 11.99 each
(6.31c)
15.87d 100.14
Total cost (per patient n = 238) 649.60  
  1. Note: a. Approximately 1 in 5 participants used a weighted vest. Each weighted vest was used for two participants for all visits. (238/5)/2 = 23.8
  2. b. Approximately 1 in 2 participants used a balance pad. Each pad was used for two participants for all visits. (238/2)/2 = 59.5
  3. c. Annualised cost over 2 years: K/[(1-(1 + r)-n)/r]. K = 11.99, r = 3.5%, n = 2
  4. d. Approximately 1 in 15 participants used a step count: 238/15 = 15.87