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Table 1 Data points utilised in the costing model

From: The cost of changing physical activity behaviour: evidence from a "physical activity pathway" in the primary care setting

Variable Type Level Categories Data Source
Patient Recruitment method Binary Patient Disease register screening/Opportunistic screening EMIS
Initial patient contact Categorical Patient Opportunistic/letter/letter attached to existing recall letter/phone/text message EMIS
GPPAQ assessment completed? Binary Patient Yes/No EMIS
Patient activity index? Binary Patient Active/inactive EMIS
Patient interested in BI? Binary Patient Yes/No EMIS
Patient ready to change? Binary Patient Yes/No EMIS
BI consultation booked/continued? Categorical Patient Booked/continued/patient not interested EMIS
BI consultation attended? Binary Patient Yes/No EMIS
Patient received BHF leaflet? Binary Patient Yes/No EMIS
Patient received support package? Binary Patient Yes/No EMIS
Patient contact for follow-up? Categorical Patient Letter/Letter attached to existing recall letter/phone/text message EMIS
Follow-up consultation attended? Binary Patient Yes/No EMIS
Health professional conducting:
1) Screening consultation
2) Brief Intervention
3) Follow-up
Categorical Patient General Practitioner/Nurse (NHS pay band 5)/Nurse (NHS pay band 7)/Healthcare assistant (NHS pay band 2)/Healthcare assistant (NHS pay band 3) EMIS
Time taken for:
1) Screening consultation
2) Brief Intervention
3) Follow-up
Continuous Patient   EMIS
Member of staff responsible for
1) screening disease registers
2) contacting patients (via letter, phone, text message)
3) booking appointments
Categorical Centre Receptionist (NHS pay band 2)/Medical Secretary (NHS pay band 3)/Medical Secretary (NHS pay band 4)/Practice Manager (NHS pay band 5)/Practice Manager (NHS pay band 6) Survey
Time required for
1) screening disease registers
2) contacting patients
3) booking appointments
Continuous Centre   Survey