Table 5

Overall and by-component, per-patient costs expressed in Euros
OutpatientsaN=340 Inpatients N=241 Total N=581 p % Total cost
Medical visits
Primary care 65.48 46.42 57.57 <0.001 4.2
Specialist 95.74 185.61 133.02 <0.001 9.7
Emergency room 71.73 7.17 44.95 <0.001 3.3
Test
Laboratory tests 10.42 10.98 10.65 NS 0.8
Conventional radiology 14.89 8.28 12.15 <0.001 0.9
Complementary tests 2.36 3.48 2.82 NS 0.2
Pharmacological treatments 65.65 78.66 71.05 0.002 5.2
Hospitalizations 0.00 2006.45 832.28 60.9
Hospital admission 0.00 1625.22 674.15 49.3
Readmission 0.00 381.23 158.13 11.6
Direct costs 326.25 2,347.05 1,164.49 <0.001 85.2
Indirect costs 260.23 118.60 201.48 0.009 14.8
Total costs 586.48 2,465.65 1,365.97 <0.001 100

aOutpatient: includes patients diagnosed in primary care centres and emergency rooms at hospitals.

Sicras-Mainar et al.

Sicras-Mainar et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:283   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-283

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