Table 51Summary of the average costs of psychosocial intervention

InterventionResource useSessions (A)Measure of resource useUnit cost (B)Number of hour(s) per session (C)Valuation (A*B *C)Reference
Home-based psychological interventionNurse specialists' time6Per hour of client contact£911£546Curtis, 2010; GDG expert opinion
Nurse specialists' travel time6Per visit£1.5£9Curtis, 2010
Total for home-based£555
Non-home-based psychosocial interventionNurse specialists' time6Per hour of client contact£911£546Curtis, 2010
Average cost (home-based and non-home based)£550.5

From: 7, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS

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