Table 3

Annual direct cost per patient of non-cardiac chest pain in Euros (€)
Cost per patient of non-cardiac chest pain (n = 99)
Primary care and out-patient clinics Hospital care Total annual direct costs
Cost per patient Cost per patient Cost per patient Cost per patient Cost per patient Cost per patient
Year 1 Year 2 Year 1 Year 2 Year 1 Year 2
Hospital care including nursing/caring staff and premises costs* 0 0 1203 1117 1203 1117
Staff and treatment 1356 1530 572 418 1928 1948
Medical service 477 591 1280 850 1757 1441
Drugs, materials and medical devices 955 1002 408 308 1363 1310
Administrative contacts 104 141 2 8 106 149
Overhead costs and other 321 351 339 262 660 613
Total cost 3212 3616 3803 2963 7016 6578

* = Not relevant for primary care and out-patient clinics.

 = In hospital care, the costs for nursing/caring staff are not included.

‡ = Medical service includes anaesthesia, surgery, postoperative care, intensive care, radiology, and laboratory services.

† = Administrative contacts mainly within primary care and out-patient clinics.

Mourad et al.

Mourad et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:403   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-403

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