Table 3

Incremental costs and sensitivity analysis for admission to the addiction ward
Viewpoint of ananlysis Included costs Costs prior to admission per 6 months in € Estimated costs after admission per 6 months in € Incremental costs per 6 months in €
Assumed that the residents used the same resources than prior to admission*
Total costs Services paid by the municipality, the state and the client 32 474 47 120 + 14 646
National welfare system Specialist health care and pension payments 16 069 16 069 0
Municipal welfare system Primary health care, social services and social welfare payment 15 064 38 991 + 23 927
Costs to society Primary and secondary health care and social services 22 212 39 097 + 16 885
Assumed that the residents used 50% of the resources as prior to admission*
Total costs Services paid by the municipality, the state and the client 32 474 42 658 + 10 184
National welfare system Specialist health care and pension payments 16 069 12 310 –3759
Municipal welfare system Primary health care, social services and social welfare payment 15 064 38 596 + 23 531
Costs to society Primary and secondary health care and social services 22 212 34 695 + 12 483
Assumed that the residents used no services outside the addiction ward
Total costs Services paid by the municipality, the state and the client 32 474 38 196 + 5722
National welfare system Specialist health care and pension payments 16 069 7 945 –8124
Municipal welfare system Primary health care, social services and social welfare payment 15 064 38 196 +23 132
Costs to society Primary and secondary health care and social services 22 212 30 233 + 8021

* Specialist health care, community-based ED and police custody.

Vossius et al.

Vossius et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:185   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-185

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