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Table 3 Mean costs per patient of the control and intervention group during 12 months follow-up

From: Cost-utility of medication withdrawal in older fallers: results from the improving medication prescribing to reduce risk of FALLs (IMPROveFALL) trial

Cost categories Control
(n = 272)
Intervention
(n = 308)
p-value
Intervention costs - 120 *
General Practitioner consult costs 29 20 *
Specialist consult costs 51 40  
Emergency Department costs 12 10  
Hospital stay costs 360 383  
Home care costs 662 630  
Physical therapy costs 290 218  
Intermediate care facility costs 220 74  
Nursing home costs 424 156  
Rehabilitation center costs 229 708  
Patient costs (travel costs) 3 2  
Change in medication costs −3 −38 *
Total costs 2285 2324  
  1. Data are given as mean values in euro (€).Average;* < 0.05
  2. ‡ The change in medication costs was reported, since the main aim of the intervention was to withdraw medication. The total costs of medication in general is related to the health state and comorbidity at start of the intervention and were highly driven by some outliers