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Table 1 Measurements of resources and costs

From: Study protocol of an economic evaluation of an extended implementation strategy for the treatment of low back pain in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Type of cost Cost for Specification Source of resource Source of unit costs
Direct cost Primary care consultations General practitioner, medical specialist, physiotherapist, and chiropractor Pop-up and patient in comparison with the Danish National Health Insurance Service Registry The Danish National Health Insurance Service Registry
Secondary care consultations Inpatient, emergency department, and outpatient services The Danish National Patient Registry The Danish National Patient Registry
Diagnostic tests MRI, CT scan, and X-ray The Danish National Patient Registry The Danish National Patient Registry
Pharmaceutical treatment Analgesic, NSAIDs, gastric protectors, tramadol, and antidepressants Patient, Danish Medicines Agency Danish Medicines Agency
Transportation Travel expenses for the patient Distance between home address and general practitioner Mileage allowance according to the Danish National Tax Board
Pop-up Development DAK-E DAK-E
Usual implementation Newsletters and informational meetings Nord-KAP Nord-KAP
Extended implementation Guideline facilitator education and guideline facilitator visits Nord-KAP, guideline facilitator Nord-KAP
Indirect cost Absenteeism Absence from work Patient, DREAM Mean wage according to Statistics Denmark
Presenteeism Reduced productivity at work due to low back pain Patient Mean wage according to Statistics Denmark
  1. DAK-E Danish quality unit of general practice, Nord-KAP quality unit for general practice in the North Denmark Region, DREAM the Danish Register of Sickness absence and compensation benefits and social transfer payments.