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Table 6 Marginal inpatient case types: Estimated weekly costs of community carea and extent of informal care

From: Identifying alternatives to old age psychiatry inpatient admission: an application of the balance of care approach to health and social care planning

Case type (setting)b Number in setting Number for whom have information on services Median cost of actual care Mean cost of actual care Standard deviation Min – max cost of actual care Cost of recommended care Number receiving any informal care Number receiving 21+ hours informal care per week
6 (H) 8 5 192 216 236 0 - 600 561 6 2
10 (H) 4 4 137 247 328 0 - 714 260 1 0
26 (CH) 10 5 57 228 280 11 - 619 211 N/A N/A
28 (H) 14 7 36 163 328 0 - 900 269 11 7
31 (CH) 3 2 70 70 100 0 - 141 517 N/A N/A
  1. a£s per patient
  2. bH = home; CH = care home