Table 16.2Results of Pritchard and co-workers” study on cost effectiveness of nutrition counselling in general practice5

Group
(All costs in Aus$)ControlDoctor/dietitianDietitian
Total cost per group2103.538240.305715.06
No. of patients919389
Cost per patient23.1288.6164.21
Additional cost per patient65.4941.09
Weight change per patient (kg)0.58−6.13−5.05
Additional weight change per patient (kg)−6.71−5.63
Additional cost per kg lost9.767.30

From: 16, Cost effectiveness of clinical interventions

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