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Table 1 Unit costs

From: Health utilities and costs for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

  Unit cost (£) Reference
NHS services   
Emergency department 149.78 26
Admitted to hospital as an inpatient 484.38 26
Inlier bed days 484.37 26
Excess bed days 346.00 26
Doctor hospital outpatient 346.03 27
GP doctor appointment 36.88 27
GP practice nurse 32.40 27
Nurse at home 26.65 27
Nurse hospital 90.81 26
Ophthalmologist hospital 95.22 26
Podiatrist 47.37 27
Specialist Doctor 173.01 26
Specialist nurse 90.81 26
Tests   
Urine 3.85 28
Blood 6.00 28
CT 101.57 26
Ultrasound 53.25 26
MRI 144.26 26
X-Ray 29.78 26
DEXA scan 81.15 26
Lumbar puncture 230.77 26
Carer costs—proxy method Cost (£) per hour  
Personal care /physical care /giving medicines 24.00 27
Dealing with care services /benefits /financial matters 30.00 27
Other practical help 7.90 Minimum wage
Social activities 7.90 Minimum wage
Carer costs—opportunity cost method Male Female  
22–29 years 15.34 14.40 29
30–39 years 19.94 18.24 29
40–49 years 22.28 17.62 29
50–59 years 21.62 16.54 29
60+ years 18.60 14.35 29