Table 3

Total cost, number of partners treated by allocation method and any method and median time from index diagnosis to partner treated

Principal focus: Case 1Case 2: final allocation as reported by Estcourt et al7
Total cost, £*Average cost per partner treatedNumber of partners treated by allocated method (%)Median time (range) from index diagnosis to partner treatment by days for partner treated by allocated methodNumber of partners treated by any method§ (%)Median time (range) from index diagnosis to partner treatment by days for partner treated by any method
APT Hotline n=135 contactable partners£2558£54.42 (£43.83–£65.21)**47 (35%)1 (0–14)80 (59%)1 (0–14)
APT Pharmacy n=44 contactable partners£799£53.29 (£42.85–£63.73)**15 (34%)1 (0–6)29 (66%)2 (0–6)
Routine PN n=117 contactable partners£597£45.89 (£36.90–£54.88)**13 (11%)4 (0–17)42 (36%)3 (0–17)
  • * Costs were inflated to £UK at 2008 rates. Costs for Clinics A & B combined are based on national averages. Appropriate multipliers were applied to reflect differences in costs in London (for Clinic A) and outside London (for Clinic B).

  • Partners that collected the pack (APT Hotline and APT Pharmacy) or partners that had a consultation with the nurse at the clinic (routine APT).

  • Number of partners presented as a proportion of contactable partners (i.e., 47/135=35%).

  • § The number of contactable partners is not the same across all three groups. The costs presented in Case 1 are not applicable in Case 2, since the costs of the additional partners treated by methods other than the allocated method have not been included.

  • ** 95% CI.