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Table 2 Cost analysis of the present study

From: A needs assessment for a minor eye condition service within Leeds, Bradford and Airedale, UK

N = 215 With Scheme Without Scheme
Not Seen/ Pharmacy 0 x £0i = £0.00 14 x £0 = £0.00
GP 15 x £30ii = £450.00 123 x £30 = £3690.00
A&E 0 x £93iii = £0.00 76 x £93 = £7068
Ophthalmology Referral 35 x £139iv = £4865.00 55 x £139 = £7645.00
Optometrist 215 x £46v = £9890.00 2 x £0 = £0.00
Total £15,205.00 £18,403.00
  1. iThe cost to the NHS of seeing a community pharmacist, or if the patient doesn’t see anyone, is assumed to be £0. iiA GP visit is costed at £30 [25]. iiiAn A&E visit costs £93 [24]. ivThe cost of a first ophthalmology appointment is £139 [24]. vThe cost of a MECS appointment is presumed to be £46 which represents the highest first visit cost in neighbouring areas