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Table 3 Cost per patient by treatment arm (£ Sterling 2010 prices)

From: Results of a pilot randomised controlled trial to measure the clinical and cost effectiveness of peer support in increasing hope and quality of life in mental health patients discharged from hospital in the UK

   PSW arm Control arm     
   (N = 6) (N = 9)     
   Total cost Mean difference    
Type of cost Detail of costs Mean (SD) % Mean (SD) % (PSW - control) (95% CI) P
Primary care   126 703 6 317 423 16 191 418 −37 0.11
  Total drugs 38 117 2 160 257 8 122 252 −7 0.07
  General practitioner 88 211 4 147 187 8 58 186 −70 0.38
  Dentist 0 0 0 4 15 0 4 11 −3 0.31
  Physiotherapist 0 0 0 6 27 0 0 0 19 0.00
Secondary care            
  Accident & emergency for non psychiatric care 5 22 0 0 0 0 −5 −5 −15 0.34
Mental health service   2005 4930 93 1622 3016 84 −382 2236 −3000 0.77
  CRHTT psychiatric visits 20 87 1 0 0 0 −20 19 −59 0.53
  CRHTT nurse visits 6 27 0 24 83 1 18 58 −22 0.38
  CRHTT OT visits 0 0 0 19 82 1 19 57 −19 0.31
  CMHT psychiatric visits 106 299 5 33 83 2 72 647 −71 0.32
  CMHT nurse visits 18 77 1 9 40 0 −8 31 −48 0.68
  CMHT OT visits 10 34 0 39 89 2 29 72 −15 0.20
  AOT social worker visits 0 0 0 39 164 2 39 114 −37 0.31
  AOT OT visits 0 0 0 3 14 0 3 10 −3 0.31
  Psychologist visits 0 0 0 68 230 4 68 174 −39 0.21
  Other doctor visits 7 29 0 0 0 0 −7 6 −20 0.34
  Drug & alcohol advisor visits 16 59 1 0 0 0 −16 10 −43 0.26
  Peer support worker visits 9 6 0 0 0 0 −9 −6 −12 0.00
  Other counselor/therapist visits 0 0 0 18 54 1 18 −7 43 0.16
  Care co-ordinator 6 27 0 10 41 1 4 26 −19 0.75
  Housing support worker 8 33 0 16 67 1 8 43 −26 0.63
  Community mental health centre visits 18 78 1 0 0 0 18 17 −53 0.34
  Daycare centre/day hospital visits 205 750 10 338 840 18 133 647 −381 0.61
  Telephone crisis line calls 0 0 0 6 18 0 6 15 −2 0.14
  Psychiatric admission 1648 4981 77 965 3001 50 −684 1950 −3318 0.61
Total cost to health service   2136 4919 99 1922 3046 100 −213 2408 −2835 0.87
Total cost to criminal justice system   18 60 1 0 0 0 −18 9 −45 0.22
  Police contact 4 19 0 0 0 0 −4 4 −13 0.34
  Police doctor 13 58 1 0 0 0 −13 13 −40 0.34
Total cost per case   2154 4919 100 1922 3046 100 −231 −2853 2390 0.86