Table D.15Cost of healthcare professionals’ time

VariableTime (minutes)Cost per hourSourceNotes
Dietary advice30£28Curtis and Netten (2006)456Unit costs of a dietitian for an hour of client contact
SMBG instruction30£63Curtis and Netten (2006)456
GDG estimate
Unit cost of a nurse specialist (community) for an hour of client contact
Control with diet; assessment/review5£63Curtis and Netten (2006)456
GDG estimate
Unit cost of a nurse specialist (community) for an hour of client contact
Insulin instruction45£63Curtis and Netten (2006)456
GDG estimate
Unit cost of a nurse specialist (community) for an hour of client contact
Risk factor screening questions2£63Curtis and Netten (2006)456
GDG estimate
Unit cost of a nurse specialist (community) for an hour of client contact

SMBG = self-monitoring of blood glucose.

From: Appendix D, Cost-effectiveness of screening, diagnosis and treatment for gestational diabetes

Cover of Diabetes in Pregnancy
Diabetes in Pregnancy: Management of Diabetes and Its Complications from Preconception to the Postnatal Period.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 63.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2008 Mar.
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