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Table 3 Mean cost of services and lost production in six months prior to assessment (2006/07 £s).

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

Category N (%) Mean (£) SD %
Healthcare 222 (100) 506 459 13.0
   Contacts with professionals 222 (100) 436 385 86.3
Chronic fatigue related 212 (95.5) 194 259 44.5
Non-chronic fatigue related 191 (86.0) 243 306 55.6
   Inpatient care 13 (5.9) 30 162 5.9
   Tests/investigations 205 (92.3) 22 58 4.3
   Medication 85 (38.3) 18 49 3.5
Informal care 67 (30.2) 1022 2459 26.4
Production costs 125 (56.3) 2350 3477 60.6
Total costs   3878 4573