Table 3

Mean unit costs (£) of hospital care for each of the study centres

Postgraduate centre 1Postgraduate centre 2DGH
Inpatient care (per occupied bed day)
Doctors’ time 34.4254.21 31.53
Nurses’ time116.9280.17111.94
Other healthcare staff time 45.4722.46 22.31
Consumables 15.9817.56 20.00
Overheads116.74168.23 55.79
Capital costs 52.6954.70 38.65
Total382.03397.33280.22
Outpatient clinic (per consultation)
Doctors’ time 13.3312.58 11.92
Nurses’ time 3.572.24 3.00
Other healthcare staff time 4.915.54 0
Consumables 3.994.39 10.00
Overheads 29.1842.06 13.95
Capital costs 16.8617.50 12.37
Total 71.8584.31 51.24
Ward review (per consultation)
Doctors’ time 13.3312.58 2.00
Nurses’ time 21.4013.46 7.95
Other healthcare staff time 01.99 0
Consumables 7.998.78 10.00
Overheads 58.3784.11 27.89
Capital costs 26.3527.35 19.33
Total127.43148.28 67.17