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Table 4 Out-patient costs of active surveillance

From: The cost-utility of open prostatectomy compared with active surveillance in early localised prostate cancer

Item Quantity p.a. Price/unit (€) Total costs p.a. (€)
AS year 1 2 > 2   1 2 > 2
DRE 4 4 2   Included in lump sum
PSA value 4 4 2 4.80 19.20 19.20 9.60
Biopsy 1 0.33 0.33 18.58 18.58 6.19 6.19
Consultation fee 4 4 1 1.75 7.01 7.01 1.75
Treatment fee > 60 yrs 4 4 2 21.20 84.82 84.82 42.41
Insuree lump sum 4 4 2 9.11 36.45 36.45 18.22
Medication        
Antibiotics (preventive) 0.5 0.16 0.16 16 8.00 2.64 2.64
Sum      174.05 156.33 80.84
  1. DRE = Digital Rectal Examination.
  2. PSA = Prostate Specific Antigen.