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Table 4 Mean frequency of health service use over three month follow-up period

From: Cost-effectiveness of steroid (methylprednisolone) injections versus anaesthetic alone for the treatment of Morton’s neuroma: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial (MortISE trial)

Count; mean, median, (min, max) Control (n = 55) Steroid (n = 54)
NHS Secondary Sector:   
Injection:   
Lignocaine only 55; 1.00, 1.00 (1, 1) 0; 0.00, 0.00 (0, 0)
Lignocaine & steroid 2; 0.04, 0.00 (0, 1) 54; 1.00, 1.00 (1, 1)
Outpatient consultation with ultrasound scan 55; 1.00, 1.00 (1, 1) 54; 1.00, 1.00 (1, 1)
Outpatient follow-up visits:   
Return visits 4; 0.07, 0.00 (0, 1) 6; 0.11, 0.00 (0, 1)
Inpatient:   
Inpatient hospital stay 1; 0.02, 0.00 (0, 1) 23; 0.43, 0.00 (0, 6)
Accident and emergency 4; 0.07, 0.00 (0, 2) 5; 0.09, 0.00 (0, 2)
NHS Primary Care Sector:   
GP consultations 54; 0.98, 1.00 (0, 4) 73; 1.35, 1.00 (0, 12)
Other health care practitioner consultations 29; 0.53, 0.00 (0, 9) 35; 0.65, 0.00 (0, 9)
  1. NHS: National Health Service.