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Table 2 Unit costs used in the study

From: Direct vitamin k antagonist anticoagulant treatment health care costs in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Health-care resource Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3 Scenario 4
First-hospital visit a,c €124 €124 €124 €17.41
Second and subsequent hospital visits a,c €74 With incident: €74 €17.41 €17.41
Without incident: €17.41
Anticoagulant treatment (VKA)b €0.098/mg
Rescue medicationb LMWH €3.121/dose
Vitamin K: €0.376
INR monitoringc €2.73
DRG hospital admissionc Thrombosis: €5,418
  Hemorrhage: €3,736
  1. aSource: regional health service price list (reference [22]).
  2. bSource: Reference [21].
  3. cSource: hospital cost accounting.
  4. LMWH low molecular weight heparin.