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Table 7 Staff time and costs for the two supply chains

From: A randomised controlled trial and cost-consequence analysis of traditional and digital foot orthoses supply chains in a National Health Service setting: application to feet at risk of diabetic plantar ulceration

Staff activity Mean staff timea (SD) Mean staff Cost Mean total costb
Traditional supply chain (n = 17)
Clinical Assessmentc 05:18 (01:46) £3.79  
Foot Shape Capturec 00:56 (00:40) £0.67  
Written Prescriptionc 01:49 (01:38) £1.31  
Medical Notesc 09:32 (09:43) £6.82  
Modify Impression Boxc 00:04 (00:15) £0.04  
Total 17:39 (11:04) £12.63 £72.63
Digital supply chain (n = 18)
Clinical Assessmentc 06:43 (01:56) £4.81  
CAD Designc 17:07 (11:09) £12.25  
Medical Notesc 11:37 (11:21) £8.31  
Foot Shape Captured 06:17 (04:56) £4.49  
Configure Scansd 05:17 (03:33) £3.78  
Align Scansd 06:10 (03:42) £4.41  
Total 53:10 (23:08) £35.68 £85.68
  1. atime format minutes:seconds (mm:ss), bincluding orthotic cost of £60 for TSC and £50 for DSC, c Activity completed by NHS Orthotist, d Activity completed by NHS Technician