Table 1

Reported health service resource use at 6 months

Area of resource utilisationRobot-assisted training (n=257)EULT (n=259)Usual care (n=254)
Respondents n*Mean contacts (SD)Respondents n*Mean contacts (SD)Respondents n*Mean contacts (SD)
GP surgery2051.80 (3.88)2081.49 (2.08)1681.83 (2.17)
GP home2090.37 (1.08)2130.27 (0.73)1740.38 (1.29)
GP phone2070.53 (1.22)2070.39 (0.96)1720.30 (0.77)
Nurse surgery2030.61 (1.39)2100.49 (1.19)1690.90 (5.58)
Nurse home2060.47 (2.07)2130.45 (1.65)1705.39 (44.63)
Nurse phone2110.08 (0.56)2120.52 (0.31)1740.04 (0.25)
NHS direct2110.11 (0.44)2130.08 (0.35)1740.03 (0.32)
Physiotherapy hospital2102.18 (6.10)2112.99 (9.23)1712.64 (7.72)
Physiotherapy home2052.76 (8.76)2073.10 (8.04)1704.35 (11.87)
Physiotherapy at general practice surgery2130.13 (1.16)2120.40 (2.63)1760.50 (3.85)
Physiotherapy elsewhere2120.23 (1.45)2130.21 (1.82)1750.62 (4.63)
Occupational therapy hospital2110.64 (3.14)2111.23 (7.23)1740.57 (3.53)
Occupational therapy home2101.56 (5.39)2091.27 (4.28)1731.95 (7.23)
Occupational therapy at general practice surgery2130.00 (0.07)2110.01 (0.14)1760.02 (0.23)
Occupational therapy elsewhere2120.16 (1.49)2110.00 (0.00)1760.00 (0.00)
Speech and language therapy hospital2130.57 (2.79)2130.65 (3.74)1730.94 (5.24)
Speech and language therapy home2100.47 (2.00)2120.64 (3.97)1752.22 (15.42)
Speech and language therapy at general practice surgery2120.00 (0.00)2130.03 (0.42)1760.02 (0.13)
Speech and language therapy elsewhere2130.05 (0.42)2130.47 (0.68)1750.03 (0.45)
A&E visits2130.33 (0.77)2140.37 (0.98)1780.24 (0.70)
Outpatient appointments2121.64 (3.14)2151.42 (2.88)1761.48 (4.24)
Hospital nights after being admitted via A&E2130.79 (4.77)2151.83 (12.95)1760.70 (3.59)
Hospital nights NOT admitted via A&E2130.28 (3.09)2150.03 (0.19)1760.25 (1.81)
Day patient treatment (half day)2050.08 (0.35)2100.09 (0.46)1750.06 (0.32)
Day patient treatment (full day)1990.03 (0.17)2010.02 (0.18)1690.06 (0.07)
Residential care2131.75 (14.65)2152.08 (17.07)1771.39 (10.72)
Nursing home2130.00 (0.00)2160.83 (12.24)1773.08 (23.51)
Meals on wheels2130.02 (0.27)2130.04 (0.49)1770.08 (1.05)
Home help personal care2112.89 (6.77)2103.04 (7.42)1733.17 (7.03)
Home help household tasks2130.74 (3.21)2120.68 (3.87)1751.06 (4.54)
Home help shopping2130.11 (0.74)2120.07 (0.53)1760.11 (0.76)
Health visitor2120.05 (0.45)2130.09 (0.85)1770.03 (0.28)
Geriatrician2120.03 (0.42)2130.02 (0.23)1770.00 (0.00)
Psychiatrist2120.13 (0.72)2130.75 (0.54)1750.01 (0.11)
Psychologist2090.45 (2.07)2110.28 (1.14)1760.44 (2.37)
Chiropodist2100.55 (1.19)2100.39 (1.06)1730.44 (1.02)
Optician2100.25 (0.56)2120.23 (0.53)1740.32 (0.64)
Pharmacist2110.66 (2.33)2070.60 (2.28)1741.16 (4.35)
  • *n denotes the number of participants who completed all or part of the questionnaire.

  • A&E, accident and emergency; EULT, enhanced upper limb therapy; GP, general practitioner.