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Table 1 Variables definition and costs included in the study

From: Long-term cost-utility analysis of remote monitoring of older patients with pacemakers: the PONIENTE study

Perspective Variables Unitary cost (UC) Monitoringc Cost per patient modeld
Public Health Systema Physician labor costs €0.54/min CM NVH x PTH x UC
RM NRT x PTR x UC
Administrative labor costs €0.27/min CM NVH x ATH x UC
RM NTH x ATR x UC
Consultation-room €0.029/min CM NVH x PTH x UC
RM
Ambulance €1.13/km CM NVHA x UC
RM
Patients and relativesb Transportation (round trip) Taxi (ranged from €14.50 to €142.10); Bus (ranged from €2.60 to €7.43); Private car (€0.19/km) CM (NVH – NVHA) x UCIT
RM
Lost income costs for hospital visits [20] €5.05/h of home help service CM NVH x TVH x UC
RM
  1. a Cost information was provided by the Cost Accounting Unit of Poniente Hospital
  2. b Data collected through questionnaires by participants in every visit to Poniente Hospital
  3. C CM = Conventional Monitoring; RM = Remote Monitoring
  4. d NVH number of visits to hospital; PTH time by physician per visit at hospital; UC unitary cost; NRT number of remote transfers to hospital; PTR time by physician per remote transfer; ATH time by administrative staff per visit at hospital; ATR time by administrative staff per remote transfer; NVHA number of visits to hospital by ambulance; UCIT unitary cost of informal transport; TVH unitary time spent by visit to hospital