Table 4

Economic analysis—healthcare savings

ExpenditureSaving
Funding of specialties for MDT input
(0.5 programmed activity NHS rates28 per specialty =£1800 per meeting)
£32 400
Reduction in hospitalisations post-MDT
(average cost per bed day £40025
Pre-MDT 1.1 vs post-MDT 0.6 (3490–1904=saving of 1586 bed-days =£634 400)
Outpatient clinic visits post-MDT
(£150 per outpatient clinic25
64 generated = £9600Pre-MDT 946 appointments (£141 900) vs post-MDT 465 clinic appointments (£69 750)—cost saving £72 150)
Total expenditure
£42 000
Total saving
£706 550
Total saving to the healthcare system =
£664 550
  • MDT, multidisciplinary team; NHS, national health service.