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Table 2 Unit cost estimates

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

Resource supplied Resource use measure Unit cost (2007) Source for unit cost
Health practitioners and other staff at participating centres (estimates reflect salaries, salary on-costs, qualifications*, practice overheads and capital costs)
GP* time spent per patient £100.79/h Curtis (2007)
Nurse* time spent per patient £26.41/h Curtis (2007)
Nurse (intermediate level)* time spent per patient £30.89/h Curtis (2007)
Nurse (advanced)* time spent per patient £37.84/h Curtis (2007)
Healthcare assistant time spent per patient £15.31/h own calculation based on Curtis (2007)
Healthcare assistant (higher level) time spent per patient £16.79/h own calculation based on Curtis (2007)
Receptionist time spent per support activity £15.31/h own calculation based on Curtis (2007)
Medical secretary time spent per support activity £16.79/h own calculation based on Curtis (2007)
Medical secretary (higher level) time spent per support activity £19.15/h own calculation based on Curtis (2007)
Practice manager time spent per support activity £22.15/h own calculation based on Curtis (2007)
Practice manager (higher level) time spent per support activity £26.42/h own calculation based on Curtis (2007)
'Let's Get Moving' support booklet
LGM-pilot: 6 pp with pocket + 8 pp stitched text, 350 gsm/130 gsm coated silk direct cost, assigned to each patient receiving the support pack £12.91/pack Department of Health
National roll out: Amend artwork to create a booklet of 12 pp text + 4 pp cover, no pocket (500,000 packs), 250 gsm/130 gsm coated silk direct cost, assigned to each patient receiving the support pack £0.32/pack Department of Health
Other cost items
Stamp 1st class Assigned to each patient contacted by mail £0.36/stamp Royal mail price finder
Stamp 2nd class Assigned to each patient contacted by mail £0.27/stamp Royal mail price finder
Charge per text message Assigned do patients contacted by text message Free of charge Survey
Phone charge per minute Assigned to patients contacted by phone £0.03-£0.09/min. Survey
Cost/hour of member of evaluation team who delivered ongoing practice support Time spent with practice support per GP surgery £47.00/h Full Economic Costing
Cost of practitioner training Equally allocated to each participating centre £710/centre Contract with Health Consultant delivering practice training