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Table 2 Cost parameters for the identified categories

From: A cost-minimisation analysis of performing point-of-care ultrasonography on patients with vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy in general practice: a decision analytical model

Identified cost parameters Resource use Unit price (€) References
General practitioner
Tariff for consultation 1 19.02 [26]
Time consumption for performing ultrasonography 10 min 1.807 [32]
Ultrasonography scanner 1 7.54 [24]
CECLUS 1 5.81 [24]
Utensils    
Wet wipes 2 0.054 [35]
Transducer cover 1 0.24 [33]
Gel 10 ml 0.021 [34]
Private gynaecologist
Tariff for consultation with ultrasonography 1 96.78 [27]
Hospital
DRG-tariff for performing ultrasonographya 1 164.26 [25]
Patients
Patient time
General practitioner without ultrasonography 15 min 0.408 [24, 36]
General practitioner with ultrasonography 25 min 0.408 [24, 36]
Private gynaecologist 25 min 0.408 [24, 36]
Hospital 25 min 0.408 [24, 36]
Transportation distance
General practitioner 9.5 km 0.473 [36, 37]
Private gynaecologist 39.2 km 0.473 [36, 37]
Hospital 39.2 km 0.473 [36, 37]
Transport time
General practitioner 11 min 0.408 [36]
Private gynaecologist 47 min 0.408 [36]
Hospital 47 min 0.408 [36]
  1. aDRG-tariff is based on a combination of a principal diagnosis code for patients with bleeding in early pregnancy (DO209), and the procedure code for transvaginal ultrasonography of female genitals (UXUD82).