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Table 6 Hypothetical example of the estimated costs of the intervention applied to an average PCT (Costs expressed in 2002/03 UK£).

From: A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of a Diabetes REcall And Management system: the DREAM trial

  Estimated costs Estimated costs for an average PCT1
1. Adapting the guidelines £11443 £11443
2. Developing/modifying the software £14034 £14034
3. Local educational meetings £1204 £1204
4. Register running costs £5585 £5,585/year
5. General practice running costs2 £19.11/patient/year £72,236/year
  1. 1 Average PCT: 40 general practices, practice size 3.5 FTE doctors, list size 1800/doctor, prevalence of type 2 diabetes 1.5%. This gives 3780 patients.
  2. 2. Average cost incurred by practices assumed to be 25% of the range of £0.00 to £76.52. Includes staff time and consumables.