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Table 7 Costs of managing erectile dysfunction

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

Item EBM Quantity p.a Price/unit (€) Total costs p.a. (€)
Treatment of symptoms     
Out-patient     
Specialist practitioner     
Consultation fee 1436 1 1.75 1.75
Treatment fee > 60 yrs 26212 1 21.20 21.20
Insuree lump sum 1320 1 9.11 9.11
General practitioner     
Consultation fee 1436 2 1.75 3.50
Treatment fee > 60 yrs 3112 2 35.75 71.50
Insuree lump sum 3111 2 15.77 31.54
Remedies and aids*     
Sildenafil   8.75 44 385
Cavernous injection   2.5 36.62 91.55
(SKAT, MUSE)   2.5 33.19 82.98
Vacuum pump   0.05 301.76 2.66
Ring   4 17 68.00
Sum     768.80
  1. *not covered by statutory health insurance (out of pocket).