Table 10.3Resource use for service 3

Cost itemProfessionalHours% children
MDT meeting prior to first appointmentPsychiatrist, Psychologist, secretary1 hour
Assessments by others prior to the clinicSchool/nursery report100%
Educational psychologist report100%
Community paediatricianOP clinic100%
SLT assessment2 hours80%
OT/Health visitor/ Nursery/ Social care25%
Preparation for first appointmentPsychiatrist, Junior doctor30 minutes100%
Psychologist30 minutes100%
SLT90 minutes100%
First appointment and formal assessmentPsychiatrist, Junior doctor2 hours100%
Psychologist2 hours100%
SLT2 hours100%
Report writingPsychiatrist, psychologist, SLT3 hours
School observationPsychologistHalf day60%
Follow-up appointmentPsychiatrist30 minutes100%
Psychologist30 minutes100%
Biomedical testsChromosomal abnormalities10%

SLT: speech and language therapist; OT: occupational therapist

From: 10, Service descriptions and resource use

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