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Table 1 Costs associated with bladder cancer: Cost Components and Unit cost. Time horizon: from 4 months prior to radical cystectomy until 1 year after surgerya

From: Health-care services utilization and costs associated with radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: a descriptive population-based study in the province of Quebec, Canada

Procedure Unit costb Source
PRE-SURGERY
Pre-urologist consultations
• Physician fees $ 50 Bladder cancer cohort
Range: $ 15.20 – $ 94.4
Post-urologist consultations
• Physician fees $ 50 Bladder cancer cohort
Range: $ 15.20 – $ 94.4
Urologist consultations
• Physician fees $ 40 Bladder cancer cohort
Range: $16.9 – 45.6
Cystoscopies
• Physician fees $ 50.9 RAMQ reimbursement act code list (10,11)
• Procedure fees $ 192.3 Quebec MSSS (14)
• Urinary cytology $ 87 MUHC administration
TURBT
• Physician fees $ 208 RAMQ reimbursement act code list (10,11)
• Hospitalization $ 1371 Quebec MSSS (14)
• Anesthesia physician fees $ 150 RAMQ reimbursement act code list (10,11)
• Pathology report $ 40 MUHC administration
Imaging
• Physician fees $ 45 Bladder cancer cohort
Range: $ 16.5 - $200
RADICAL CYSTECTOMY
• Physician fees $ 1 880 RAMQ reimbursement act code list (10,11)
• Hospitalization $ 14 855 Quebec MSSS (14)
• Anesthesia physician fees $ 1 160 RAMQ reimbursement act code list (10,11)
• Pathology report $ 450 MUHC administration
POST-SURGERY
Post-operative consultations
• Physician fees $ 50 Bladder cancer cohort
Range: $ 15.20 – $ 94.4
Post-operative urologist consultations
• Physician fees $ 40 Bladder cancer cohort
Range: $16.9 – 45.6
Post-operative medical oncologist consultations
• Physician fees $ 39 Bladder cancer cohort
Range: $ 16.9 - $ 98
Post-operative imaging
• Physician fees $ 45 Bladder cancer cohort
Range: $ 16.5 - $200
Post-operative complications
• Physician fees $ 550 Bladder cancer cohort
Range: $ 61.5 - $ 1184
• Hospitalization $ 1371 Quebec MSSS (14)
  1. aCosts are shown in 2014 Canadian dollars
  2. bPhysician fees’ unit costs for consultations and imaging are expressed as average of unit cost according to each act code for reimbursement to different specialties and imaging procedures