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Table 1 Cost calculation

From: Health costs in anthroposophic therapy users: a two-year prospective cohort study

Health service category Measurement unit Categories/subgroups analysed separately Unit cost (range) in Euro Cost type* Source
AM therapies Therapy session Eurythmy, art, rhythmical massage 19.9 – 32.2 Fee [10]
AM medication Daily dose 51 price groups 0.1 – 5.2 Price Manufacturer's price lists
Physician visit Visit 12 specialist categories 12.3 – 28.6 Cost [15]
Dentist visit Visit (excluding dental prosthesis) 62.4 Cost [8]
Psychotherapy Therapy session   56.1 Fee [11]
Paraclinical investigation Investigation X-rays, computer tomography scans, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, scintigrams 17.4 – 200.3 Fee [11]
Non-AM medication Daily dose 86 ATC groups 0.1 – 37.1 Price [16]
Physiotherapy Therapy session Remedial gymnastics, exercise therapy, massage, fango packs, aerothermotherapy, other 5.7 – 13.7 Fee [12]
Ergotherapy Therapy session   24.9 Fee [13]
Inpatient hospitalisation Day 16 Federal states 271.0 – 411.0 Cost [14]
Inpatient rehabilitation Day   58.0 Cost IKK Hamburg
Sick leave Day Days 1–42 vs. Days >42/self- employed, civil servants, salaried employees, wage earners, unemployed/males vs. females 41.5 – 113.1 Cost [9]
  1. Fees: Fee regulated in health benefit catalogues. Cost: Average annual costs in Germany. Price: Average pharmacy retail price in each medication subgroup.