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Table 2 Mean outpatient staff costs and resources used for a six months study period categorized by different health professions.

From: Staff costs of hospital-based outpatient care of patients with cystic fibrosis

Health profession Average gross labour costs per year (€) Resources used (minutes) Unit costs (€) Mean Costs (€) Median SD
Physicians (total) 74.135 (BAT Ib) 91 0.77 70.4 52.1 62
Clinical history and physical examination   47 0.77 36.2 25.9 31.6
Consultation on diagnosis and therapy   44 0.77 34.2 26.7 37.6
CF nurses (total) 42.730 (KR. III) 75 0.44 32.9 24.3 28.3
Identification of medical conditions   18 0.44 8.1 7.2 8.0
Assistance to physician   19 0.44 8.4 13.5 13.2
Lung function test   12 0.44 5.1 4.4 4.9
Other nursing services   25 0.44 11.2 8.1 14.1
Medical assistants (total) 40.833 (BAT Vc) 37 0.42 15.5 9.2 20.7
Preparation of tests   6 0.42 2.4 3.2 9.3
Prescriptions and certificates   12 0.42 4.9 3.2 8.6
Accounting   20 0.42 8.3 3.0 17.0
Dietitians (total) 50.007 (BAT IVb) 26 0.52 13.7 18.2 15.4
Nutrition consultation   18 0.52 9.4 13.0 11.6
Information, documentation, organization   8 0.52 4.3 5.2 5.2
Physiotherapists (total) 46.222 (BAT Vb) 20 0.48 9.8 9.3 16.0
Physiotherapy   18 0.48 8.6 7.6 15.2
Information, documentation, organization   3 0.48 1.2 2.1 1.5
Total   250   142.3 122.3 100.5