Table 4

Direct medical costs
Variable description 90 days before enrolment (N = 637) From enrolment to follow-up examination 1 (N = 614) Between follow-up examinations 1 & 2 (N = 603) Between follow-up examinations 2 & 3 (N = 587)
Mean €/pat-month % Mean €/pat-month % Mean €/pat-month % Mean €/pat-month %
Drug treatment 115.30 29.5 144.9 35.2 146.5 34.2 144.57 35.9
Antipsychotic drugs 100.70 25.8 127.9 31.1 129.0 30.2 127.83 31.7
Concomitant drugs 14.57 3.7 16.8 4.1 17.0 4.0 16.73 4.1
Psychotherapy 114.00 29.2 108.36 26.3 98.20 22.9 93.53 23.2
Hospitalizations, of which 105.75 27.1 93.33 22.7 91.69 21.4 69.62 17.3
Full day admissions for symptom relapse 85.51 21.9 42.76 10.4 38.87 9.1 34.14 8.5
Residential Care Units 37.22 9.5 49.11 11.9 80.60 18.8 85.06 21.1
Nurse home visits 9.21 2.4 10.02 2.4 5.46 1.3 4.67 1.2
Lab and instrumental diagnostic tests 6.00 1.5 3.87 0.9 3.49 0.8 3.40 0.8
Specialist examinations 2.91 0.7 1.97 0.5 2.35 0.5 2.32 0.6
Total medical costs 390.39 100 411.61 100 428.27 100 403.17 100

Cortesi et al.

Cortesi et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:98   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-98

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