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Table 1 Standard intake psychological testing versus extended psychological assessment time and cost (SEK, 2010)

From: The five-year costs and benefits of extended psychological and psychiatric assessment versus standard intake interview for women with comorbid substance use disorders treated in compulsory care in Sweden

  Monthly salary, SCB (hourly equivalent, including social fees) (a) Time (hours) Incremental cost extended psychological assessmenta
LVU LVM LVU (f) = [(c)-(b)]*a LVM (g) = [(e)-(d)]*(a)
Standard Intake Testing (b) Extended Psychological Assessment (c) Standard Intake Testing (d) Extended Psychological Assessment (e)
Case worker 26,800 (203) 3 114 5 103.5 23,000 20,000
Psychologist 34,500 (261) 0 35.5 0 56 9000 15,000
Social worker 27,500 (208) 0 12.5 0 9 3000 2000
Physician 46,300 (350) 0 5 0 9 2000 3000
Nurse 35,200 (266) 0 5 0 26.5 1000 7000
Participant 20,600 (156) 3 34 5 54.5 5000 8000
Parent/guardian/other family 28,400 (215) 0 13.5 0 5 3000 1000
Totalb 6 219.5 10 263.5 45,000 55,000
  1. aAll amounts rounded to nearest 1000SEK
  2. bMay not be equal to sum of column due to rounding