Table 2

Cost items used to calculate the costs of hearing (screening) tests and diagnosis
Name Description Item Points Point value Mean Source
c_OAE_inpatient Costs of OAE performed in hospital 1409 400 8.589704 Cent €34.36 DKG-NT [22]
c_AABR_inpatient Costs of AABR performed in hospital 1408 888 8.589704 Cent €76.28 DKG-NT [22]
c_lumpsum_ENT Lump sum for office-based ENT physicians 09210 680 3.5048 Cent €23.83 EBM [23]
c_OAE_outpatient_ENT Costs of OAE performed by office-based ENT physicians 09324 340 3.5048 Cent €11.92 EBM [23]
c_AABR_outpatient_ENT Costs of AABR performed by office-based ENT physicians 01706 705 3.5048 Cent €24.71 EBM [23]
c_lumpsum_PA Lump sum for office-based pediatric audiologists 20210 865 3.5048 Cent €30.32 EBM [23]
c_AABR_outpatient_PA Costs of AABR performed by office-based pediatric audiologists 20327 1535 3.5048 Cent €53.80 EBM [23]
c_MEM_reflex_outpatient_PA Costs of impedance test of the middle ear performed by office-based pediatric audiologists 20323 220 3.5048 Cent €7.71 EBM [23]

AABR: automated auditory brainstem response; CI: confidence interval; DKG-NT: ‘Deutsche Krankenhausgesellschaft-Normaltarif’; EBM: ‘Einheitlicher Bewertungsmaßstab’; ENT: ear, nose, and throat; MEM: middle ear muscle; OAE: otoacoustic emissions; PA: pediatric audiologist.

Langer et al.

Langer et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:418   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-418

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