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Table 4 Resource utilisation by health care personnel, patients, caregivers, and patient networks in a multifaceted intervention for mild Alzheimer's disease.

From: Private costs almost equal health care costs when intervening in mild Alzheimer's: a cohort study alongside the DAISY trial

  Professionals' time1 Patients' time
(n = 157)
Caregivers' time
(n = 157)
Network's time2
(n = 157)
Constructivist counselling 379 (361;394) 199 (188;210) 202 (188;213) 42 (32;54)
Telephone counselling 78 (69;87) 12 (9;17) 48 (41;56) Not applicable
Courses 541 (500;580) 472 (436;501) 465 (433;495) 148 (112;195)
Transportation 269 (256;285) 463 (440;486) 458 (433;480) 169 (121;239)
Total 1,267 (1,211;1,309) 1,146 (1,085;1,205) 1,172 (1,007;1,230) 358
(272;462)
  1. 1For counselling activities and transportation, the times given are those used by the counsellor only. Time used in courses is the sum of time used by the counsellor, volunteers and teachers. Professionals' times are not equal to row-sum of other parties' times as the ratio of professional to participant was not 1:1 and unsuccessful telephone calls added to counsellor time but not to any other party's time. 2A network comprised one to four persons but is considered here as one unit.
  2. Values are mean minutes of time (95% confidence interval).