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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