Table 1—

Per capita direct medical costs of the placebo intervention by year

ItemProviderUnitsSubjects (%)Time (h)Unit cost ($)Total cost ($)
Year 1
 1st visit counselingMCM11000.5025.2413
 1st visit materials
  On Your Way to Fitness11001.001
  Dietary Guidelines for Americans1751.161
 3-month visit counselingMCM11000.2525.246
 3-month visit dietDietitian1120.6326.122
 Phone callsMCM1100.1625.240
 Reminder phone callsSecretary21000.0819.543
 Overhead (69% of personnel)17
Total cost (year 1)43
Year 2
 Annual visitMCM11000.3325.248
 Phone callsMCM1100.1625.240
 Reminder phone callsSecretary11000.0819.542
 Overhead (69% of personnel)7
Total cost (year 2)18
Year 3
 Annual visitMCM11000.3325.248
 Phone callsMCM1100.1625.240
 Reminder phone callsSecretary11000.0819.542
 Overhead (69% of personnel)7
Total cost (year 3)18
Total cost (years 1–3)79
  • MCM, Medication Case Manager.