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Table 2 The direct costs of MS (mean annual cost per patient per year, in euros).

From: Direct and indirect costs of Multiple Sclerosis in Baix Llobregat (Catalonia, Spain), according to disability

EDSS 0 1–3 3.5–5.5 6–7 >7.5  
• Medical visits in hospital, due to MS 124 198 262.9 238.7 157.6 204.4
Medical visits in hospital, due to related diseases 10.4 33.7 01.1 78 03 43.2
• Complementary tests in hospital, due to MS 10.3 160.6 29.1 436.4 8.5 130.8
Complementary tests in hospital, due to related diseases 14.5 10.0 10 05.2 33.0 24.5
• Visits to General Practitioner, due to MS 0 93.5 173.2 26.7 206.7 100.1
• Hospitalization, due to MS 0 29.4 42.7 123 135.8 42.6
• Ambulance displacements, due to MS 0 21.9 0 330.5 170.3 49.2
• Taxi displacements, due to MS 0 52.5 196.8 27.5 70.9 75.7
• Home adaptations, due to MS 0 237.4 838.3 2071.3 7188 874.3
• Car adaptations, due to MS 0 56 285.7 705.9 1272.3 220
• Workplace adaptations, due to MS 0 50.2 35.2 240.6 269.1 69.5
• Rehabilitation, due to MS 0 368.2 1077.2 1201.8 796 569.2
• Pharmacological treatment, due to MS 20.6 39.8 81 44.6 66.2 48.1
Pharmacological treatment, due to related diseases 32.8 107.3 244.7 277.5 300.4 201.3
Informal care, due to MS 1069 1856 5456 11555 22164 4831
   informal care, when replacement costs vary 030–2122 1114–3713 3273–10011 0033–23111 13208–44328 2898–9661
IMMUNOMODULATORY treatment, due to MS 6785 8815 9921 6584 4150 8377
Total direct costs, due to MS 8009 11979 18399 23587 36656 15591
Total directcosts, due to related diseases 07 242 325 451 400 269
TOTAL DIRECT COSTS 8706 12221 18724 24037 37062 15860
Total directcosts IT Informal care value = 30% MHW 8273 11479 16541 19415 28196 13927
Total directcosts IT Informal care value = 100% MHW 9759 14078 24179 35593 59226 20690
% of overall costs of MS attributable to direct costs 61 65 66 58 70 65
  1. Each column reflects the data obtained from 5 different groups of patients, classified according to thier EDSS stage. The last column shows data calculated from the whole sample. A sensitivity analysis was performed, by varying the replacement costs used to value informal care (taken as either 30% or 100% of the minimun hourly wage [MHW])