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Table 1 Overview of the cost variables, sources, and cost prices per unit

From: Cost-effectiveness of a multicomponent primary care program targeting frail elderly people

Cost variable Source of variable Cost price per unit (in Euros)
Healthcare utilization costs:
 GP carea (per contact):
 Consultation Structured interview 28
 Consult > 20 min Structured interview 56
 Home visit Structured interview 43
 Home visit > 20 min Structured interview 72
 Consultation by phone Structured interview 14
 Prescription refill Structured interview 14
 GP care, out of office hoursb (per contact) Structured interview 101
 Home care (per hour) Structured interview 35
 Domestic care (per hour) Municipality registries 12,5
 Hospital care, inpatient (per day) Structured interview 457
 Hospital care, outpatient (per contact) Structured interview 72
 Nursing home (per day) Structured interview 238
 Care home (per day) Structured interview 90
 Day care (per day) Welfare organization registries 45
 Physiotherapy (per contact) Structured interview 36
 Medicationc Electronic patient file n/a
 Intervention costs (per hour): Time registrations  
 General Practitionerb   103
 Practice nursed   30
 Community nursed   27
 Social workerd   32
 Elderly care physicianb   103
 Pharmacistb   85
  1. Sources of cost prices per unit:
  2. aDutch guideline for costing research[30]
  3. bDutch Healthcare Authority
  4. cRoyal Dutch Society for Pharmacy[31]
  5. dCollective Agreements