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Table 3 Cost comparison of two anaesthetic examples of similar duration with the "Primus®" and the "Zeus®"

From: Cost analysis of two anaesthetic machines: "Primus®" and "Zeus®"

Anaesthesia costs Primus®(€) Zeus®(€)
Example anaesthetic   
Duration of anaesthesia [min] 120 116
Consumption v. A. [ml] 15.69 51.11
Air consumption [m3] 0.10 0.27
O2 consumption [m3] 0.03 0.16
Cost Elements   
Depreciation 6.55 8.87
Maintenance costs 1.83 2.33
Absorber cartridge costs 2.71 2.62
Cost filter for Zeus®   0.48
Electricity 0.05 0.09
Cost of anaesthetist 84.00 81.20
Cost of an ODP 54.00 52.20
Consumable costs 17.03 17.03
Disinfection 0.15 0.15
Medical air 0.04 0.10
O2 0.01 0.06
Sevoflurane anaesthesia costs 9.27 30.19
Costs of training 1.08 1.05
Costs of rent 24.48 23.66
Total cost [€/Example anaesthetic] 201.19 220.03