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Table 6 Expenditures 1 year before SHIP examination

From: Frequency of thyroid function tests and examinations in participants of a population-based study

 Billing diagnosis and/or medication
n = 638
Billing diagnosis, no medication
n = 771
Thyroid disorder only in SHIP and no medication
n = 2191
No thyroid disorder and billing diagnosis and no medication
n = 1952
Costs (€)Costs per person (€)Costs (€)Costs per person (€)Costs (€)Costs per person (€)Costs (€)Costs per person (€)
TSH (3.00 €)a2349.003.681563.002.031836.000.841554.000.80
ultrasound (23.00€/24.00€)a5013.007.864863.006.31911.000.42719.000.37
scintiscan (114.50 €)a7900.5012.388459.0010.971257.500.57916.000.47
fT3 (3.70 €/4.10 €)a786.701.23499.100.65165.100.08184.500.09
fT4 (3.70 €/4.10 €)a903.401.42572.200.74198.000.09214.500.11
TSH-receptor-antibodies (10.30 €/ 11.20€)a822.301.28740.800.96126.300.06114.200.06
thyroid peroxidase antibodies (7.50 €/8.70€)a662.701.04581.400.75101.100.05132.300.07
endocrinological consultation (61.50 €/63.50 €)a, b1877.002.941573.502.0463.500.03317.500.16
GP consultationa, b, c193,768.00303.71211,205.00273.94496,764.50226.73405,062.50207.51
total costs214,082.60335.55230,057.00298.39501,423.00228.14409,214.50209.64
  1. acosts were calculated considering the date of the measurements or consultations
  2. byearly expenditures with maximum one billing code per quarter
  3. ccosts considering /consultation date: 83.50 € / 88.00 € / 90.00 € / 102.00 €; not included are lump sum payment for chronically ill patients for the study period 2005–2007 (9.00 €/ 14.50 €/ 22.50€/ 32.00€)