Table 3

Service costs reported by the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) and North East Essex Primary Care Trust (NEEPCT): 2008–2009

NCSP12*NEEPCTNEEPCT
Target population6 150 00029 91729 917
Number screened (registered)984 00034313431
Coverage (%)1611.511.5
Number screened and diagnosed (%)72 570 (7.4)152 (4.4)152 (4.4)
Number of partners notified29 0282626
Partner notification efficacy0.40.170.17
Number infected partners18 8862626
Positivity (combined partner and screen)9.04.44.4
Cost of screening and partner notification (£)46 300 000268 198238 686
Cost per screening test (£)477869.56
Cost per positive diagnosis (including partners) (£)5061764§1570§
  • * Baseline costing model.

  • Including set-up costs of £30 000.

  • Excluding set-up costs.

  • § Excludes partners as none were tested.