Table 3

Average costs per patient (in £), including and excluding patients who refused their allocated place of care

Hospital wardHospital at homeMean difference (t test)Bootstrap mean difference (95% CI)
Including refusers(n=97)(n=102)
Cost of initial episode:
Mean (95% CI*)2880.65 (2316.05 to 3547.77)2568.97 (2089.25 to 2972.04)−311.68 (0.80, P=0.427)−304.72 (−1112.35 to 447.89)
Median (interquartile difference)2031.39 (3140.29)1654.57 (2252.40)
Mean cost per day (95% CI)104.95 (91.53 to 118.37)204.65 (181.07 to 228.22)99.71 (7.29, P<0.001)
Cost at 3 months:
Mean (95% CI*)3876.86 (3224.51 to 4559.63)3671.28 (3140.46 to 4231.28)−205.68 (0.46, P=0.647)−210.90 (−1025.14 to 635.47)
Median (interquartile difference)3405.40 (5119.61)2491.40 (3716.54)
Excluding refusers(n=73)(n=101)
Cost of initial episode
Mean (95% CI*)3659.20 (3140.46 to 4231.28)2594.40 (2170.36 to 3143.50)−1064.79 (2.56, P=0.011)−1070.53 (−1843.20 to −245.73)
Median (interquartile difference)2938.45 (3037.90)1709.83 (2294.30)
Mean cost per day (95% CI)133.70 (124.57 to 142.82)206.68 (183.21 to 230.14)72.98 (5.75, P<0.001)
Cost at 3 months:
Mean (95% CI*)4761.29 (4105.60 to 5476.66)3697.50 (3136.13 to 4330.66)−1063.79 (2.26, P=0.025)−1063.45 (−2043.84 to −162.69)
Median (interquartile difference)3939.59 (4657.90)2493.49 (3718.30)
  • * Derived using bootstrap method with 1000 subsamples.