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Table 3 Financial cost savings for secondary care for the TC group per patient per year, adjusted for baseline year and controls

From: Evaluating sustainability: a retrospective cohort analysis of the Oxfordshire therapeutic community

Type of secondary care Variable Mean cost difference between groups adjusted for costs in baseline year (95 % CI); P value
Over 1 year Over 2 years Over 3 years
Physical health care Secondary care appt (physical) £7 (−176, 190)
p = 0.94
£4 (−148, 155)
p = 0.96
−£23 (−177, 132)
p = 0.77
Physical inpt days £370 (−6, 746)
p = 0.05
£255 (21, 489)
p = 0.03*
£536 (−157, 1229)
p = 0.13
A&E attendance £58 (4, 112)
p = 0.04*
£39 (−13, 91)
p = 0.14
£40 (−11, 90)
p = 0.12
Mental health care Secondary care appt (mental) £506 (−9, 1020)
p = 0.05
£398 (−33, 830)
p = 0.07
£394 (−41, 829)
p = 0.08
Crisis appts £141 (5, 276)
p = 0.04*
£103 (10, 197)
p = 0.03*
£103 (−11, 218)
p = 0.08
Mental inpt days £1566 (−821, 3953)
p = 0.20
£1294 (−1155, 3742)
p = 0.30
£1613 (−861, 4087)
p = 0.20
TC service −£4981 −£2491 −£1,660
Total secondary health care −£2333
p = 0.06
−£398
p = 0.14
£1003
p = 0.07
  1. Positive values indicate savings in favour of the TC group
  2. * significant at 5 % level