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Table 3 The composition of the unit costs per type of hospital visit in € (2007)

From: Cost-effectiveness of monitoring glaucoma patients in shared care: an economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial

  Visit glaucoma specialist Visit resident Visit GFU Optometrist* Visit GFU TOA level 1 ** Visit GFU TOA level 2***
Costs per visit      
Total direct personnel costs 24.36 14.49 19.09 15.05 16.61
Total indirect personnel costs 5.46 5.46 6.59 6.59 6.59
Total overhead costs 29.76 29.76 35.90 35.90 35.90
Implementation costs GFU 0.00 0.00 3.08 3.08 3.08
Total costs excluding GDx 59.58 49.71 64.66 60.62 62.18
Costs GDx**** (fraction performed) 25.00 (0.41) 22.25 (0.36) 3.05 3.05 3.05
Total costs including GDx 84.58 71.96 67.71 63.67 65.23
Mean visit duration (min) 9.06 11.00 20.40 20.40 20.40
  1. *Visit to an optometrist or senior employee
  2. **Visit to an ophthalmic technician level 1
  3. ***Visit to an ophthalmic technician level 2
  4. ****At the start of the Glaucoma Follow up unit (GFU), a Nerve Fiber Analyser (GDx) was purchased by the Rotterdam Eye Hospital (REH). The costs of the GDx performed during GFU visits, consists only of the GDx imaging device. In the usual care group, the GDx was performed during an extra visit to the perimetry department. In that situation, the costs of a GDx image included personnel and overhead costs as well and were €61.61 based on a duration of 13.30 minutes.