Table 4

Total cost of hospital at home and hospital care at end of initial episode of care and at three months' follow up, and contribution to services of these costs. Values are £ (% of total)

End of episode of careAt 3 months
Hospital at homeHospital wardHospital at homeHospital ward
Total costs*262 035270 781374 471368 302
Hospital at home nursing157 921 (60.3)157 921 (42.2)
Physiotherapy3 818 (1.5)5 255 (1.4)283 (0.1)
Occupational therapy2 583 (1.0)4 688 (1.3)77 (0.0)
General practitioner3 733 (1.4)7 261 (1.9)5 059 (1.4)
District nursing11 712 (3.1)15 612 (4.2)
Hospital68 937 (26.3)232 530 (86.2)137 897 (36.8)295 552 (80.2)
Nursing or residential care20 087 (7.4)20 648 (7.6)20 087 (5.4)20 648 (5.6)
Patient transport4 228 (1.6)16 603 (6.1)8 901 (2.4)20 044 (5.4)
Social work546 (0.1)624 (0.2)
Domiciliary care19 475 (5.2)10 402 (2.8)
  • * Including cost of equipment.