Table 3

Detailed build-up of the average per female patient treatment costs of genital warts
Unit costs (€) GP (€) STI clinic (€) GP + STI clinic (€)
GP visits 28 50.40 0 50.40
Telephone consult 14 2.80 0 2.80
Specialist visits¥ 59 0 224.20 224.20
Podophylotoxin 35 42.80 42.80 42.80
Imiquimod 100 6.80 6.80 6.80
Pharmacist fee 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50
Prescription 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50
Chirurgical treatment¥¥ 10.00 0.45 0 0.45
Total direct costs 114 285 338

GP = general practitioner, STI = sexually transmitted infections.

¥ In the Netherlands a medical specialist receives a fixed price for the treatment of genital warts.

¥¥ Adapted from Woodhall et al. [20].

Westra et al.

Westra et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:75   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-75

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