Table I.5Model costs

PCR£25Personal communication with Malcolm Guiver, HPA
Rapid PCR£25GDG
PCR transport£25GDG
Rapid PCR rapid transport£25GDG
Meningitis treatment cost per cycle£76NHS Tariff 2008–09 (HRG Code A25 Nervous system Infection)Non-elective spell tariff is £2838 which is eligible for a 12% admitted patient tariff top-up. It is assumed that the tariff covers an inpatient stay of 7 days consisting of 42 cycles

From: Appendix I, Cost effectiveness of polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis in suspected meningococcal disease

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