Table 45

Resource use and respective unit costs of managing acute EPS and weight gain.

State - eventResource use (GDG estimates)Unit costs (2007 prices)
Acute EPS
Procyclidine15mg/day for 3 months5 mg, 28-tab = £3.35 (BNF 56)
Psychiatrist1 visit of 20 minCost per hour of patient contact: £435 (qualification costs included - Curtis, 2007)
Weight gain
100%a general advice2 GP visitsCost per clinic visit: £52 (qualification and direct care staff costs included - Curtis, 2007)
20%a diet & exercise3 visits to dietician over 6 months (duration of 1st visit 1 hour; of next 2 visits 30 minutes)Cost per hour of client contact: £32 (qualification costs included - Curtis, 2007)

a % based on GDG estimates

From: 7, Economic model – cost effectiveness of pharmacological interventions for people with schizophrenia

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