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Table 1 Service unit costs and average costs per patient at baseline (previous 4 weeks)

From: Medical and social costs after using financial incentives to improve medication adherence: results of a 1 year randomised controlled trial

  Unit costs € n (%) patients using service Average costs per patient (SD)
Medical costs related to psychiatric treatment
 Contact with a caregiver from a regional institute for outpatient mental healthcare 113 150 (89%) 408.3 (509.4)
 Contact with a psychiatrist, psychologist or psychotherapist at a private (group) practice 95 16 (10%) 14.1 (66.1)
 Contact with a psychiatrist, psychologist or psychotherapist (i.e. outpatient visit in hospital) 95 11 (7%) 12.4 (69.2)
 Contact with a clinic for alcohol and drugs 31 2 (1%) 5.5 (66.9)
 Participation in a self-help group 58 4 (2%) 3.1 (22.2)
 Day- or part-time psychiatric hospital treatment 278 5 (3%) 28.5 (267.9)
 Psychiatric hospitalisation 446 6 (4%) 393.2 (2832.8)
Subtotal average sum
Excluding hospitalisation
  169 (100%) 901.4 (2982.5)
508.2 (682.8)
Medical costs related to other healthcare services
 Contact with a general practitioner 33 44 (26%) 13.1 (25.8)
 Contact with a company doctor 33 2 (1%) 0.4 (3.6)
 Contact with a medical specialist (i.e. outpatient visit in hospital) 92 17 (10%) 21.8 (102.0)
 Contact with a physiotherapist 33 3 (2%) 1.2 (10.7)
 Contact with a social worker 65 33 (20%) 37.7 (125.2)
 Home care 20 17 (10%) 13.4 (47.5)
 Contact with an alternative healer 51 2 (1%) 1.8 (17.5)
 Day- or part-time treatment 278
 Other hospitala 170
 Hospitalisation 446 3 (2%) 39.6 (310.9)
Subtotal average sum
Excluding hospitalisation
  169 (100%) 91.2 (337.5)
54.7 (127.6)
Total medical costs    992.6 (3008.8)
Total costs, excluding hospitalisation    559.8 (702.1)
  1. a Other than a general hospital, an academic hospital, or a rehabilitation center