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Table 2 Contacts with professionals and costs in six months prior to assessment (2006/07 £s).

From: The hidden cost of chronic fatigue to patients and their families

Service N % Mean number of contacts* SD Mean cost (all patients) SD
General practitioner 221 99.5 4.9 2.9 231 139
Nurse 57 25.7 1.8 1.3 4 9
Pharmacist 22 9.9 2.4 1.6 8 29
Physiotherapist 17 7.7 4.2 3.5 5 24
Psychologist 17 7.7 9.4 7.2 45 205
Psychiatrist 8 3.6 2.5 1.8 13 79
Neurologist 8 3.6 1.1 0.4 6 34
Other doctor (including Accidents & Emergency) 63 28.4 2.3 1.7 64 137
Complementary and alternative therapy 40 18 6.5 7.2 43 143
Professionals allied to medicine 18 8.1 5 7.3 16 98
  1. *by those using service