Table 4

Annual direct cost per patient of acute myocardial infarction in Euros (€)
Cost per patient of acute myocardial infarction (n = 51)
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 3685 671 3685 671
Staff and treatment 865 1324 2237 343 3101 1667
Medical service 287 483 8131 1610 8418 2092
Drugs, materials and medical devices 603 912 780 157 1383 1069
Administrative contacts 66 82 6 0 72 82
Overhead costs and other 203 311 1548 322 1751 634
Total cost 2024 3112 16,387 3103 18,411 6215

* = 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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