Table 3

Resource use and cost by randomisation group and category.

Resource use: mean (SD) per patient per yearCost: £ mean (SD) per patient per year
Clinic patients n = 62Telephone patients n = 84Source of valuationClinic patients n = 62Telephone patients n = 84Bootstrapped cost difference, £ (P-value)
Routine nurse administration time (mins)25.58 (13.29)14.81 (5.00)Netten & Curtis13.22 (6.86)7.65 (2.58)5.59 (<0.001)
Routine clinical time (mins)55.16 (21.86)20.48 (22.25)Netten & Curtis28.50 (11.29)10.58 (11.50)17.99 (<0.001)
Total routine care41.72 (13.59)18.23 (11.55)23.63 (<0.001)
Medication
 Number of inhalers12.21 (9.94)10.99 (9.68)BNF209.65 (246.40)157.02 (195.37)52.63 (0.306)
 Number of tablets35.02 (96.32)16.98 (45.58)BNF8.57 (44.38)4.76 (32.16)3.93 (0.648)
Total medication218.22 (252.00)161.78 (195.45)55.74 (0.309)
Non-routine consultations (n)2.65 (4.05)1.61 (2.69)Netten & Curtis37.42 (56.19)24.40 (40.90)13.15 (0.250)
Length of inpatients stays0.08 (0.52)0.01 (0.11)NHS reference costs36.49 (237.39)5.43 (49.76)30.95 (0.524)
Total non-routine care73.91 (272.89)29.83 (64.04)44.15 (0.275)
Total333.85 (410.64)209.85 (220.94)122.35 (0.071)
  • SD = standard deviation. BNF = British National Formulary.