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Table 1 Cost components and unit costs

From: Post-hospital medical respite care for homeless people in Denmark: a randomized controlled trial and cost-utility analysis

Type of resource usedUnitMean unit cost € (IQR)Source
Medical Respite Care
Running expensesaPer day142Financial management system at Red Cross Copenhagen
Nurse (head of medical respite care)Per hour36Financial management system at Red Cross Copenhagen
VolunteersPer hour25FOA (trade union) [31]
Employees (medical respite care)Per hour36Financial management system at Red Cross Copenhagen
Health Care
InpatientPer admission3222 (68,964)National Patient Register, DRG-coded [29]
OutpatientPer visit227 (3398)National Patient Register, DRG-coded [29]
Emergency departmentPer visit77 (508)National Patient Register, DRG-coded [29]
Day in psychiatric wardPer admission day467National Patient Register, DRG-coded [29]
Hospital days after inclusionPer day467National Patient Register, DRG-coded [29]
General practitionerPer hour92The Danish Medical Association [32]
Prescription drugsPer package10 (409)The Danish National Prescription Registry [30]
Municipal Services
Alcohol and drug therapy (inpatient)bPer month2400Financial management system at municipalities
Alcohol and drug therapy (outpatient)bPer visit467Financial management system at municipalities
RehabilitationbPer hour120Financial management system at municipalities
Drop-in center for adults with special needsbPer trajectory347Financial management system at municipalities Financial management system at municipalities
Shelters for adults with social problemsbPer month4700Financial management system at municipalities
Nurse and carebPer hour33The Danish Nurses’ Association [33]
Personal assistance for adults with special needsbPer treatment440Financial management system at municipalities
Assistive devices for adults with special needsbPer device186 (135)Financial management system at municipalities
Administrative costsbPer service56 (10)Financial management system at municipalities
Personal financial supplementbPer transfer1525 (1221)Financial management system at municipalities
Home carePer hour25FOA (trade union) [31]
Street nursePer hour33The Danish Nurses’ Association [33]
PhysicianPer hour62The Danish Medical Association [32]
  1. aIncludes food, cleaning, nursing articles, laundry, and perks for volunteers
  2. bRepresentative price from the municipalities