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

From: Cost of illness of atrial fibrillation: a nationwide study of societal impact

  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
Hospital admission costs 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