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Table 1 Unit costs of health and social care items and additional financial cost items due to nail injury

From: Should the nail plate be replaced or discarded after nail bed repair in children? Nail bed INJury Analysis (NINJA) randomised controlled trial: a health economic and statistical analysis plan

Resource item Unit Source
NINJA cost
 6/0 interrupted vicryl rapide suture Each NHS Supply Chain Catalogue [20]
 7/0 interrupted vicryl rapide suture Each NHS Supply Chain Catalogue [20]
Other direct medical cost
 Inpatient care (due to complications of nail injury) Visit NHS Reference Cost [21]
 Outpatient care
  Plastic or hospital dressing clinic Visit NHS Reference Cost [21]
  Pathology (blood tests or swabs) Test NHS Reference Cost [21]
  Radiology (x-rays) Visit NHS Reference Cost [21]
  Physiotherapy Visit NHS Reference Cost [21]
  Emergency department (due to nail injury) Visit NHS Reference Cost [21]
 Community care
  General practitioner (surgery) Visit PSSRU [22]
  General practitioner (home) Visit PSSRU [22]
  General practitioner Call PSSRU [22]
  Practice nurse (surgery) Visit PSSRU [22]
  Calls to NHS 111 (formally NHS Direct) Call Financial Times, 2017 [23]
  Medication Each BNF [24], NHS Electronic Drug Tariff [25]
Direct nonmedical cost
 Missed work (parent/guardian) Trial
 Travel (parent/guardian) Trial
 Child care (parent/guardian) Trial
Indirect cost
 Median wage Day Office for National Statistics [26]
  1. BNF British National Formulary, PSSRU Personal Social Service Research Unit