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Table 2

Reported mean (SD) cost (£) of health care over 12 months by treatment group

Healthcare resourceBest care in general practice (n=326)Best care plus exercise alone (n=297)Best care plus manipulation alone (n=342)Best care plus manipulation and exercise (n=322)
Spinal manipulation within UK BEAM
0
0
147 (53)
115 (53)
Exercise class within UK BEAM
0
41 (22)
0
37 (22)
Hospital inpatient stay:




NHS routine admission
28 (148)
31 (197)
17 (91)
19 (114)
NHS emergency admission
11 (86)
17 (112)
20 (128)
14 (106)
Private hospital admission
6 (66)
5 (85)
5 (71)
7 (86)
Outpatient attendance:




NHS specialist
63 (186)
63 (234)
51 (150)
34 (121)
Private specialist
14 (85)
42 (470)
16 (110)
13 (110)
NHS physiotherapist
22 (103)
27 (195)
27 (165)
11 (60)
Private physical therapist*
56 (280)
44 (335)
103 (428)
49 (216)
Other NHS
20 (146)
11 (62)
14 (90)
12 (69)
Other private
23 (145)
28 (195)
23 (196)
13 (79)
General practice consultation:




General practitioner
88 (139)
63 (129)
94 (146)
73 (118)
Practice nurse
4 (18)
7 (48)
9 (44)
5 (33)
Physiotherapist
1 (4)
102 (125)
4 (28)
57 (63)
Other
11 (55)
5 (30)
11 (51)
10 (44)
Total cost 346 (602) 486 (907) 541 (768) 471 (490)
*Including spinal manipulation or exercise class outside UK BEAM.
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