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Table 4 Three-month Medical and Prison Costs for All 390 Inmates

From: The economic consequences of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in the Scottish prison system

  Cost(£)/unit Median cost over 3 months (£) Inter-quartile range (£)
Medical costs per inmate
 General practitioner 121 242 242
 Physical health nurse 74.3 74.3 74.3
 Mental health nurse 78.5 78.5 78.5
 Addiction nurse 78.5 78.5 78.5
 Nursing othera 74.3 0 0
 Psychiatrist 148.6 0 0
 Psychologist 142.2 0 0
 Podiatrist 34 0 0
 Oral health 87 0 0
 Other health visitb 87 0 0
 Hospital outpatient 125 0 0
Prison costs per inmate
 Activities non-attendancec 38.2 0 76.4
 Observation leveld 13.3 0 0
 Adjudicationse 21.4 0 0
 Critical incidentsd 13.3 0 0
 Overall medical costs 464.9 488.3
 Overall prison costs 34.7 76.4
 Overall medical and prison costs 503.1 532.6
  1. Notes: Cost per unit is defined as cost per inmate for each visit. Median medical costs were calculated from data collected from medical records covering the 3 months prior to interview
  2. aIncludes Hepatitis C, Harm reduction, and Smoking cessation nursing staff
  3. bIncludes any other recorded health visits, e.g. Well-man clinic
  4. cIncludes all missed prison therapeutic and other activities per inmate
  5. dCalculated by time spent and number of prison staff involved (based on average hourly pay rate)
  6. eCalculated by time spent and number of prison staff involved in any adjudication process (estimated 15 min. Per process)