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doi: 10.1136/bmj.326.7395.911

Table 6

 Cost effectiveness and cost utility ratios (€) for perceived recovery, pain intensity, functional disability, and utility for neck pain

Outcome measure
Manual therapy: general practitioner care
Manual therapy: physiotherapy
Physiotherapy: general practitioner care
Perceived recovery (%)Manual therapy –6041Manual therapy –9488Physiotherapy –1265
Pain intensity* (0-10 scale)Manual therapy –6652Manual therapy –757General practitioner care 83
Functional disability* (neck disability index; 0-50)General practitioner care 682Manual therapy –967General practitioner care 36
Utility* (EuroQol; 0-1)Manual therapy –15 505Manual therapy –31 144Physiotherapy 2688

€1.00=£0.60, $0.90. 

*Higher scores indicate more favourable outcome. 
Costs €682 to get improvement of one point in pain intensity.