Table 5.

Average patient costs during the study period for those included in the economic analysis

TYPE OF COSTAPTCARE, $CONTROL, $MEAN DIFFERENCE, $ (95% CI)
Medication33673085282 (−612 to 1176)
Physician visits39932278 (−6 to 149)
Hospitalization35764135−560 (−3224 to 2105)
ED visits32329626 (−119 to 171)
Day surgery396242155 (−53 to 362)
Laboratory tests21813386 (35 to 137)
X-ray scans30222280 (−7 to 167)
EKG17107 (1 to 13)
CCAC services523777−254 (−994 to 485)
Subtotal91219222100
APTCare costs3802NANA
Start up152NANA
Overhead113NANA
Human resources*3537NANA
Total costs1292392223701 (385 to 7024)
  • APTCare—Anticipatory and Preventive Team Care, CCAC—community care access centre, CI—confidence interval, ED—emergency department, EKG—electrocardiogram.

  • * Human resources costs were $1969, $739, and $498 for NP, pharmacist, and administrator salary and travel, and $331 for collaborative time spent by family physicians.