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Table 1 Items of resource use in the CESAR trial

From: Methods of data collection and analysis for the economic evaluation alongside a national, multi-centre trial in the UK: Conventional ventilation or ECMO for Severe Adult Respiratory Failure (CESAR)

Resource items Instrument for data collection within CESAR trial Source of unit cost data References to sources
From trail entry to discharge from hospital    
Days of organ support Daily organ support form ICU costing study [36,37]
Days on ECMO Daily organ support form ICU costing study [36,37]
Days on conventional ventilation Daily organ support form ICU costing study [36,37]
Days in intensive care Daily organ support form ICU costing study [36,37]
Days of other hospital stay before discharge Outcomes data sheet PSSRU – http://www.pssru.ac.uk/uc/uc2005contents.htm [25]
Miles transported by air ambulance Transport forms (a) and (b) cost provided by transport provider  
Miles transported by land ambulance Transport forms (a) and (b) cost provided by ambulance trusts  
From discharge to follow-up at 6 months    
Telephone contacts with GP Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Contacts with NHS direct Events diary and patient cost questionnaire NHS direct personal communication  
Visits to GP Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Home visits by nurse Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Visits to counsellor Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Visits to physiotherapist Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Visits to occupational therapist Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Visits by health visitor Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Days of inpatient stay Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Outpatient visits Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
A&E visits Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Visits to day hospital/day care Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Days in residential care Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Days in nursing home Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Medication Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Visits by social worker Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Visits by homecare worker Events diary and patient cost questionnaire PSSRU [25]
Aids & adaptations Events diary and patient cost questionnaire Reported by participants and some estimated from personal enquiries by researcher to equipment suppliers  
Value of hours of informal care Events diary and patient cost questionnaire ONS [30]
Miles of private car use for health care Events diary and patient cost questionnaire Automobile Association (AA) [28]
Out-of-pocket expenses Events diary and patient cost questionnaire Reported by CESAR trial patients  
Major changes in household Events diary and patient cost questionnaire Reported by CESAR trial patients  
Childcare costs Events diary and patient cost questionnaire Reported by CESAR trial patients  
Change in employment Events diary and patient cost questionnaire Reported by CESAR trial patients  
Change in benefits or allowances Events diary and patient cost questionnaire Reported by CESAR trial patients  
Loss of income from employment Events diary and patient cost questionnaire Reported by CESAR trial patients  
Other costs Events diary and patient cost questionnaire Reported by CESAR trial patients  
Other changes Events diary and patient cost questionnaire Reported by CESAR trial patients