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Table 2 Definition of the performance indicators

From: A discrete event simulation model to evaluate the use of community services in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease in the United Kingdom

Performance Indicator Definition
Level of Activity
PD doctors’ visits Number of consultations of PD patients with doctors in hospitals
PD nurses visits Number of consultations of PD patients with nurses in hospitals
Physiotherapy visits Number of consultations to provide Physiotherapy to PD patients
SLT therapy visits Number of consultations to provide SLT therapy to PD patients
Psychiatry visits Number of consultations to provide Psychiatry therapy to PD patients
Occupational therapy visits Number of consultations to provide Occupational therapy to PD patients
Palliative care visits Number of consultations to provide Palliative care therapy to PD patients
Dietician visits Number of consultations to provide Dietician therapy to PD patients
Resource Requirements
PD Doctors service hours Number of PD doctors working hours required to provide treatment to patients
PD nurses service hours Number of PD nurses working hours required to provide treatment to patients
PD Doctors Total FTEs Number of Full Time Equivalent (FTEs) of PD doctors required to provide treatment to patients
PD Nurses Total FTEs Number of Full Time Equivalent (FTEs) of PD nurses required to provide treatment to patients
Treatment Costs
PD Doctors cost Total PD doctors costs required to treat patients in hospitals
PD Nurses cost Total PD nurses costs required to treat patients in hospitals
Physiotherapy costs Total costs required to provide Physiotherapy to PD patients
SLT costs Total costs required to provide SLT to PD patients
Psychiatry costs Total costs required to provide Psychiatry therapy to PD patients
Occupational therapy costs Total costs required to provide Occupational therapy to PD patients
Palliative care costs Total costs required to provide Palliative care therapy to PD patients
Dietician costs Total costs required to provide Dietician therapy to PD patients