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Table 10 Annual Cost of In-reach Team and Estimated Savings

From: In-reach specialist nursing teams for residential care homes: uptake of services, impact on care provision and cost-effectiveness

ITEM Annual Value 1 (£)
INTERVENTION COST  
Annual total IRT cost2 +302,313
Average cost/resident/week +44.38
ESTIMATED SAVINGS  
Avoided hospital admissions -227,230
Early hospital discharges -34,777
Delayed/prevented nursing home transfers -51,899
GP & visits avoided -12,363
Early detection of illness -19,200
Annual savings -345,469
INCREMENTAL COST (EXPENDITURE - SAVINGS)  
Total annual incremental cost -43,156
Average incremental cost/resident/week -6.33
  1. 1 2005/06 prices. Positive numbers indicate increased cost; negative numbers indicate saving.
  2. 2 Includes cost of non-clinical (training) time