Table 9Use of NHS services and costs, Akehurst (2002)

ResourceIBS (n=161)Control (n=213)Mean difference (95% CI)
GP surgery visits4.363.051.31 (0.82 to 1.81)
GP home visits0.050.010.04 (0.00 to 0.08)
GP prescriptions5.623.042.58 ( 1.8 to 3.32)
A&E attendances0.110.070.05 (−0.01 to 0.11)
Outpatient visits1.160.830.34 (0.02 to 0.67)
Inpatient stays0.140.060.08 (0.00 to 0.16)
Costs£316£193£123 (£35 to £221)

From: Appendix G, Literature review of prognostic, resource use and quality of data

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