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Table 7 Marginal inpatient case types: Estimated weekly costs of inpatient and recommended community carea by cost sector

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 Inpatient care Recommended community care Total cost differencec
NHS mental health costs SSD costs NHS mental health costs SSD costs
6 (H) 2,193 73 442 119 −1704
10 (H) 2,193 73 260 0 −2005
26 (CH) 2,193 73 186 24 −2055
28 (H) 2,193 73 155 115 −1996
31 (CH) 2,193 145 508 9 −1821
  1. a£s per patient. Adjusted weekly costs i.e., one-off components have been distributed over the median length of inpatient admission for each case type
  2. bH = home; CH = care home
  3. cRecommended option minus original option