# Table 5 Total and attributable cost at national level in years 1–3 after a first-time hospital diagnosis of atrial fibrillation

Cost, year 1

(N = 15,237 AF patients)

Cost, year 2

(N = 11,403 AF patients)

Cost, year 3

(N = 9734 AF patients)

Sum, years 1–3

Total*

Attributable**

Total*

Attributable**

Total*

Attributable**

Total*

Attributable**

Primary sector costs

3,380,355

3,131,643

1,379,417

1,179,182

732,007

774,842

5,491,779

5,085,667

Outpatient costs

26,019,512

23,363,782

6,460,893

4,425,880

3,883,182

1,979,153

36,363,587

29,768,816

101,439,528

96,538,218

62,222,657

61,554,643

43,377,643

44,102,582

207,039,828

202,195,443

Medicine costs

2,569,889

2,183,094

2,116,885

1,771,149

2,041,190

1,807,702

6,727,964

5,761,946

Productivity loss

30,659,407

12,562,422

30,754,554

2,183,733

37,219,783

1,556,676

98,633,744

16,302,831

Home care costs

18,848,653

15,113,054

14,148,496

9,336,404

8,950,296

6,120,822

41,947,445

30,570,279

Total

182,917,343

152,892,214

117,082,902

80,450,991

96,204,100

56,341,777

396,204,346

289,684,981

1. *Total costs after AF diagnosis (including primary sector, outpatient, hospital admission, medicine, productivity loss and home care) minus the costs in the preceding year
2. **The total costs of AF minus the total costs among the controls
3. Data are from the latest available year with up to 3 years of follow-up (i.e. patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in 2010). All costs are in euros and based on 2013 prices