Table 3

Drug and administration costs for enoxaparin and unfractionated heparin

Average costs excluding VAT

Unfractionated

Enoxaparin

Difference

heparin


Daily costs

Drug alone

£0.95

£12.16

£11.21

Administration (saline, consumables, intra-venous pump;

£7.52

na

£7.52

monitoring; nursing time)

Total cost

£8.47

£12.16

£3.69


Loading dose

Drug alone

£0.29

na

£0.29

Administration

£0.70

na

£0.70

Total cost

£0.99

na

£0.99

Total treatment costs for base case (2.6 days)

£23.02

£31.62

£8.60


Nicholson et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2001 1:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-1-2

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