Table 85Summary of resource use and costs associated with psychological interventions

BCT£900 per couple
12 weekly sessions, 60 minutes longThis estimate is based on Lam and colleagues' (2009) study, included in the clinical evidence review
Clinical psychologist£75 per hour of client contact (Curtis, 2009)
CBT£900 per patient
12 weekly sessions, 60 minutes longGDG expert opinion and clinical evidence
Clinical psychologist£75 per hour of client contact (Curtis, 2009)
Social network and environment-based therapies
8 sessions, 50 minutes longUKATT2005
Nurse (community)AfC Band 6. £70 per hour spent with patient (£1.17 per minute)£467 per patient
Behavioural therapies
12 weekly sessions, 60 minutes longGDG expert opinion and clinical evidence
Clinical psychologist£75 per hour of client contact (Curtis, 2009)£900 per patient
Nurse (community)AfC Band 6. £68 per hour spent with patient (£1.13 per minute)£816 per patient

From: 6, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS

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