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Table 4 Costs associated with usual practice and intervention

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

Costs in each alternative Usual practice (€) Intervention (€) References
General practitioner
Tariff for consultation 19.02 19.02 [26]
Time consumption for performing ultrasonography - 18.07 [32]
Ultrasonography scanner - 7.54 [24]
CECLUS - 5.81 [24]
Utensils
Wet wipes - 0.108 [35]
Transducer cover - 0.24 [33]
Gel - 0.21 [34]
Private gynaecologist
Tariff for consultation with ultrasonography 96.78 96.78 [27]
Hospital
DRG-tariff for performing ultrasonographya 164.26 164.26 [25]
Patients
Patient time
General practitioner without ultrasonography 6.12 - [24, 36]
General practitioner with ultrasonography - 10.2 [24, 36]
Private gynaecologist 10.2 10.2 [24, 36]
Hospital 10.2 10.2 [24, 36]
Transportation distance
General practitioner 4.49 4.49 [36, 37]
Private gynaecologist 18.5 18.5 [36, 37]
Hospital 18.5 18.5 [36, 37]
Transport time
General practitioner 4.49 4.49 [36]
Private gynaecologist 19.18 19.18 [36]
Hospital 19.18 19.18 [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).