Table 8Cost of tests used in the model

CS10 minutes of a registrar time (£41 per hour)£6.83PSSRU 201098
DDiOne DDi test sold in packs of ten (£184.92/10) = £18.49£24.24NHS Supply chain catalogue5
5 minutes of a nurse time (£41 per hour of patient contact) = £3.42PSSRU 201098
5 minutes of a laboratory technician (£28 per hour) = £2.33PSSRU 201098
CTPACT of one area with post contrast.£115NHS Reference costs 2009–10107, pooled average of CT outpatient and others (Computerised Tomography Scan, one area with post contrast only RA09Z)
V/Q SPECT£253Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust (personal communication)
Proximal leg USTwo leg ultrasound scans for less than 20 minutes.2*£55NHS Reference costs 2009–10107
V/Q planar (only in SA)Test of Nuclear Medicine category 2£182NHS Reference costs 2009–10107

From: Appendix H, Cost-effectiveness analysis – Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism

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