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Table 3 Mean time and mean cost per patient within delivery models (£ sterling, 2007)

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

  Delivery Model Screening Brief Intervention Follow-up Total across intervention
Number of patients OPP 334 181 54 54
Number of patients DR 77 68 21 21
Completion rate OPP 100% 54.2% 16.2% 16.2%
Completion rate DR 100% 88.3% 27.3% 27.3%
Mean time/patient (min) OPP (SD) 2.21 (1.15) 3.63 (0.95) 2.37 (0.85) 28.23 (1.92)
Mean time/patient (min) DR (SD) 3.14 (4.95) 17.81 (7.01) 8.38 (5.84) 77.57 (13.77)
Mean difference (p)   0.93 (0.78) 14.18* (0.0665) 6.01 (0.1467) 49.34** (0.04)
Mean cost/patient (£) OPP (SD) 1.51 (1.49) 11.71 (5.77) 4.35 (1.73) 53.22 (7.82)
Mean cost/patient (£) DR (SD) 17.43 (9.07) 35.08 (18.99) 13.32 (10.37) 190.84 (38.98)
Mean difference (p)   15.91** (0.0482) 23.37 (0.2521) 8.98 (0.328) 137.62** (0.047)
  1. * significant at 10% level; ** significant at 5% level; *** significant at 1% level