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Table 2 Summary of the costs of managing patients with non-urgent foot and ankle complaints in the usual care and triage clinics over the 12-month periods

From: The integration of a Podiatrist into an orthopaedic department: a cost-consequences analysis

  Usual carea (n = 133) Triageb (n = 278)
  Unit cost Number Total cost Unit cost Number Total cost
Total new and review appointments $246.20 133 $32,744 $39.34 (wages) 278 $10,936
Imaging cost per patient    Included    $42.75
Total appointment cost    $32,744    $19,999
Mean cost per new patient    $454.78    $94.34
  1. aoutpatient clinic, patients with non-urgent foot and ankle complaints managed by Orthopaedic Surgeons (July 2014–June 2015);
  2. boutpatient clinic, patients with non-urgent foot and ankle complaints managed by a Podiatrist (July 2015–June 2016)