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Table 5 Average costs in Euros per patient year per perspective used for the two treatment groups (SD)

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

  GFU Usual Care P-value
Hospital perspective    
Hospital visits (including GDx ECC) 111.93 (50.93) 133.17 (50.44) 0.000
Other tests (HFA, refraction, pachymetry, etc.) 20.66 (47.03) 24.18 (48.72) 0.001
Laser treatment related to glaucoma 0.18 (2.54) 0.57 (5.18) 0.258
Glaucoma surgery 2.84 (40.35) 1.72 (34.90) 0.558
Asking advice 3.24 (5.35) 1.78 (5.13) 0.000
Total hospital costs per patient year 138.85 (89.30) 161.43 (86.88) 0.000
Patient perspective    
Patient costs per visit    
Travelling costs of patient and accompaniment 8.26 (11.83) 8.19 (12.10) 0.966
Time costs of patient and accompaniment 40.58 (28.87) 47.51 (34.36) 0.000
Total patient costs per patient per visit 48.83 (33.68) 55.70 (37.88) 0.000
Patient costs per patient year    
Travelling costs of patient and accompaniment 13.04 (17.16) 12.70 (17.87) 0.488
Time costs of patient and accompaniment 66.62 (50.20) 75.17 (61.37) 0.088
Total patient costs per patient year 79.66 (58.51) 87.87 (68.17) 0.143
Health care perspective    
Hospital costs 138.85 (89.30) 161.43 (86.88) 0.000
Medication costs 91.54 (101.37) 89.82 (100.53) 0.867
Total health care costs per patient year 230.39 (154.57) 251.26 (146.02) 0.004
Societal perspective    
Hospital costs 138.85 (89.30) 161.43 (86.88) 0.000
Patient costs 79.66 (58.51) 87.87 (68.15) 0.143
Medication costs 91.54 (101.37) 89.82 (100.53) 0.867
Total societal costs per patient year 310.05 (181.86) 339.13 (180.39) 0.009
  1. SD = Standard Deviation; GFU = Glaucoma Follow-up Unit; GDx ECC = Nerve Fiber Analyser Enhanced Corneal Compensation; HFA = Humphrey Field Analyser.