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Table 1 Unit costs used to value TARN resource use data

From: Quantifying the healthcare costs of treating severely bleeding major trauma patients: a national study for England

Resource Unit Cost UK £ 2012 to 2013 Source
ED, theatre, and ward stays   
 Ambulance transfer to hospital £230.00 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - code ASS02 [15]
 Helicopter transfer to hospital £1,844.00 http://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/files/file/content/YAAreportaccounts_endmarch2012.pdf
 ED attendance £319.00 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - weighted average code VB01Z (AE worksheet) [15]
 A&E Consultant contact £121.00 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - code 180 (Total Outpatient Attendances worksheet) [15]
 Trauma team (per hour) £477.54 Expert opinion on staffing/Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2013, PSSRU [17]
 Theatre time (per hour) £881.00 ISD Scotland Theatre 2013 - Costs - Detailed Tables (Theatres). Sheet R142X, A&E [26]
 Intensive care bed day £619.00 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - code XC07Z (CC worksheet) [15]
 Non-intensive care bed day £236.00 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - weighted average code HA96Z (NEI_L_XS worksheet) [15]
 Incremental daily cost of ventilation £861.84 Dasta et al. 2005 inflated using Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2013, PSSRU [16, 17]
Haematology and clotting tests   
 Full blood count £3.38 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 Fibrinogen £4.85 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 APTT £3.38 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 PT £3.38 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 INR £3.38 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 APTTR £3.38 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
Imaging investigations   
 CT scan £67.57 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - codes RA08A, RA09A, RA10Z-RA14Z (service code 110) (DIAGIM worksheet) [15]
 X-ray £40.00 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 Ultrasound £60.95 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - codes RA23Z, RA24Z, RA26Z (service code 110) (DIAGIM worksheet) [15]
 MRI £78.73 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - codes RA01A, RA04Z (service code 110) (DIAGIM worksheet) [15]
Blood components (per unit)   
 PRBCs £123.31 NHS Blood and Transplant Price List 2012 to 2013
 FFP £27.46 NHS Blood and Transplant Price List 2012 to 2013
 Platelets £209.30 NHS Blood and Transplant Price List 2012 to 2013
 Cryoprecipitate £189.19 NHS Blood and Transplant Price List 2012 to 2013
 Beriplex £200.00 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 Transfusion laboratory issue cost £2.00 Details available from the authors upon request
Fluids (500 mL)   
 Dextrose £1.07 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 Colloids £2.64 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 Crystalloids £0.71 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 Polygelatine £2.14 World Health Organisation Technical Report [27]
 Starch £8.00 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 Hypertonic saline £3.56 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 Albumin £35.00 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 Hartmann’s £0.89 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
Consultant contacts   
 Neurologist £178.00 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - code 400 [15]
 Cardiologist £143.00 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - code 320 [15]
 General surgeon £133.00 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - code 100 [15]
Pro-coagulants   
 Factor VIIa £994.94 Finance Department, TARN participating hospital
 Vitamin K £0.38 British National Formulary 2012 [28]
Post-hospital discharge   
 Rehabilitation (per episode) £2,758.00 Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2013, PSSRU, Section 1.6 [17]
 Nursing home (per day) £143.14 Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2013, PSSRU, Section 1.3 [17]
Re-admissions to original hospital   
 Intensive care bed day £619.00 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - code XC07Z (CC worksheet) [15]
 Non-intensive care bed day £236.00 NHS Reference Costs 2012 to 2013 - weighted average code HA96Z (NEI_L_XS worksheet) [15]
  1. AE Accident and Emergency Services, A&E Accident and Emergency, APTT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time, APTTR Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Ratio, CC Critical Care, CT Computed Tomography, DIAGIM Diagnostic Imaging, ED Emergency Department, FFP Fresh Frozen Plasma, INR International Normalised Ratio, ISD Information Services Division, mL Millilitres, MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging, NEI_L_XS Non-Elective Inpatient (Long Stay) Excess Bed Days, PRBCs Packed Red Blood Cells, PSSRU Personal Social Services Research Unit, PT Prothrombin Time, TARN Trauma Audit Research Network