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Table 3 Respective group mean costs and mean cost differences during the post-intervention period (from 6-52 weeks post-partum), and pooled totals for the first 52-weeks post-partum (including 1st 6-weeks post-partum) based on imputed data and reported in 2006 Euros.

From: Cost-utility analysis of a one-time supervisor telephone contact at 6-weeks post-partum to prevent extended sick leave following maternity leave in The Netherlands: results of an economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial

Components STC* CP* Mean difference Pooled
  Mean (S.D.) Mean (S.D.) (95% CI) Mean (95% CI)
Health care sector 199 (375) 169 (326) 30 (-32; 99) 1707 (1613; 1765)
Other sectors 11 (39) 10 (51) 1 (-8; 9) 11 (8; 16)
Patient/family 273 (603) 274 (616) -1 (-121; 127) 608 (528; 690)
Sick leave 662 (1682) 625 (1655) 37 (-252; 334) 643 (506; 821)
Work presenteeism 765 (1164) 655 (944) 109 (-66; 298) 709 (615; 804)
Total productivity loss 1427 (2297) 1281 (2084) 146 (-228; 528) 1352 (1158; 1561)
Total costs 1911 (2867) 1734 (2644) 177 (-293; 678) 3678 (3386; 3951)
  1. * STC = Supervisor telephone contact; CP = Common Practice.
  2. Pooled mean costs for health care sector and patient/family are higher than the mean group values during follow-up because the pooled means include costs during the first 6-weeks post-partum. During the first 6-weeks post-partum (i.e. pre-intervention phase), health care resource use and informal care by partner and family were high and similar between groups.