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Table 1

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Reported cost of units of healthcare resource

Healthcare resourceUnitCost per unit (c=p)
Spinal manipulation package15:


Initial consultation (40 minutes)
Session
24.33
Treatment session (20 minutes)
Session
12.17
Exercise programme:


Initial assessment (40 minutes)15
Session
25.34
Class (assuming mean of 10 participants per class)6
Session
4.35
Hospital inpatient stay:


NHS routine admission14,15
Day
181.00
NHS emergency admission14,15
Admission
282.00
Private hospital admission16
Day
395.00
Outpatient attendance:


NHS specialist15
Visit
68.00
Private specialist16
Visit
120.00
NHS physiotherapist15
Visit
24.54
Private physiotherapist16
Visit
76.00
Other NHS15
Visit
24.54
Other private16
Visit
76.00
General practice consultation:


General practitioner15
Visit
21.50
Practice nurse15
Visit
8.50
Physiotherapist15
Visit
15.00
Other healthcare professional15 Visit 15.00