Table 4

Reported data on unpaid informal care and productivity costs at 28 days

n (%) Missing data
n=894*
Reported data
Unpaid informal care371 (41.5%)n=523
 Receiving any unpaid informal care—n (%)180/523 (34.4%)
 Hours of unpaid informal care if received—mean (SE)n=180
69.17 (10.3)
Total cost of unpaid informal caren=523
£357.30 (£88.16)
Employment status368 (41.2%)n=526
 In paid employment before admission—n (%)123/526 (23.4%)
 Not returned to work since admission—n (%)41/121 (33.9%)§
 Hours of work lost if not returned—mean (SE)n=41
125.21 (7.8)
 Returned to work since admission—n (%)80/121 (66.1%)§
 Hours of work lost if returned to work—mean (SE)n=80
66.30 (5.5)**
Total cost of lost working hours—mean (SE)£274.58 (£26.50)††
  • Italics typeface are used for average hours within each section. *n=894 patients not recorded as having died at 28 days.

  • †Mean imputation used for hours of informal care missing for 32/180 patients.

  • ‡Costs of informal care adjusted for clustering and averaged across all 523 patients.

  • §Return to work field missing for 2/123 patients.

  • ¶Mean imputation used for hours of lost work time data missing for 1/41 patients who were known not to have returned to work.

  • **Mean imputation used for hours lost data missing for 7/80 patients who were known to have returned to work.

  • ††Productivity costs adjusted for clustering and averaged across all 526 patients.