Table 6.  Cost effectiveness and cost utility ratios () for perceived recovery, pain intensity, functional disability, and utility for neck pain


Outcome measure
Manual therapy: general practitioner care
Manual therapy: physiotherapy
Physiotherapy: general practitioner care
Perceived recovery (%) Manual therapy -6041 Manual therapy -9488 Physiotherapy -1265
Pain intensity* (0-10 scale) Manual therapy -6652 Manual therapy -757 General practitioner care 83
Functional disability* (neck disability index; 0-50) General practitioner care 682dagger Manual therapy -967 General practitioner care 36
Utility* (EuroQol; 0-1) Manual therapy -15 505 Manual therapy -31 144 Physiotherapy 2688

1.00=£0.60, $0.90.
* Higher scores indicate more favourable outcome.
dagger Costs 682 to get improvement of one point in pain intensity.