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Table 4 Cost calculator demonstrating the cost-minimization modeling in real-life including educational costs

From: Cost-minimization modeling of venous thromboembolism diagnostics: performing limited compression ultrasound in primary health care reduces costs compared to referring patients to a hospital

Costs (€ per patient) Standard pathway LCUS pathway Difference (95% CI) p
Primary health care visit (time, monetized) 9.35 14.86 − 5.51 (− 6.61 to − 4.40)  < 0.001
Primary health care visit price (paid by municipalities) 96.00 128.00 − 32.00 (− 43.79 to − 20.21)  < 0.001
Primary health care visit price (paid by patient) 28.3 37.73 − 9.43 (− 12.91 to − 5.96)  < 0.001
Travel (time, monetized) 45.43 17.92 27.51 (22.30 to 32.72)  < 0.001
Travel expenses 361.73 148.83 212.90 (169.53 to 256.27)  < 0.001
Hospital visit (time, monetized) 66.07 16.11 49.96 (36.80 to 63.12)  < 0.001
Hospital visit price (paid by municipalities) 503.45 134.25 369.20 (311.20 to 427.19)  < 0.001
Hospital visit price (paid by patient) 41.20 10.99 30.21 (25.47 to 34.96)  < 0.001
Total costs 1151.53 508.69 642.84 (541.85 to 743.82)  < 0.001
Total costs assuming 60 patients per year 69,091.80 30,521.40 38,570.40  
Price of education 0 3500   
Salary of GPs participating in training 0 3753   
Total education cost 0 7253   
Total costs for the first year assuming 60 patients per year including one-time training costs 69,091.80 37,774.40 31,317.40