Table 7

Estimates of amounts of inputs within resource groupings required for each procedure and the costs attached to these

PhakoECCE
Value of
resource use
Average
unit cost
Cost per procedureValue of
resource use
Average
unit cost
Cost per procedure
Surgery £174.82£152.91
Component:
 All staffing inputs expressed in person hours2.67£14.55£38.853.73£14.57£54.35
 Capital and equipment in common20 minutes£13.4028 minutes£18.76
 Overheads (heating and lighting)£11.57£16.20
 Consumables of a type in common£19.17£22.69
 Phako equipment and consumables20 minutes£38.99N/A0
 Drugs£2.84£2.91
 Intraocular lens implant1£50.00£50.001£38.00£38.00
Outpatient care £158.08£182.16
Component:
 Scheduled outpatient visits (preop and postop)3£25.00£75.003£25.00£75.00
 Unscheduled visits (mean number per patient)(0.51)£25.64£13.08(0.70)£25.33£17.73
 Laser capsulotomy (probability per patient)(0.05)£400£20.00(0.09)£400£36.00
 Direct costs to patients (spectacles, etc)1£50.00£50.001£50.00£50.00
Surgery and outpatient care £332.89£335.07
Additional costs at 6 months
 Spectacles(probability of requirement per patient)(0.54)£50.00£27.00(0.65)£50.00£32.50
Total £359.89£367.57