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Table 2 Incentives for screening and brief intervention activity

From: Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use in primary care: a cluster randomised controlled trial protocol

Average practice list size 5,500
Number of eligible adults in the practice 2,250
We assumed 1/3 adults screened 750 cases
Screening fee = 750/750 £1 per patient screened
We assuming 1/5 cases were screen positive 150 cases
Advice fee = 1,250/150 £8 per patient advised*
Counselling is four times longer than advice 31 cases required
Counselling fee £32 per patient counselled.
  1. * This fee will also be given to control practices delivering the leaflet.