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Table 2 Main unit costs and prices

From: Clinicians' adherence versus non adherence to practice guidelines in the management of patients with sarcoma: a cost-effectiveness assessment in two European regions

Items Unit costs and prices Sources of information
Hospitalization (per day) 760,14€ Hospital Managers
Biopsy 51,45 € [19, 20]
Consultation (external) 68,73€ [19, 20]
Radiotherapy (per session) 94,21€ [19, 20]
Chemo-therapy(per milligram of drugs) Caelix 17,74€ Hospital pharmacists
  Carboplatin 0,21€ Hospital pharmacists
  Cisplatin 0,32€ Hospital pharmacists
  Deticene 0,03€ Hospital pharmacists
  Doxorubicin 0,71€ Hospital pharmacists
  Etopophos etoposide 0,16€ Hospital pharmacists
  Gemcitabine 0,17€ Hospital pharmacists
  Holoxan 0,07€ Hospital pharmacists
  Ifosfamide 0,10€ Hospital pharmacists
  Imatinib 0,24€ Hospital pharmacists
  Melphalan 0,01€ Hospital pharmacists
  Navelbine 1,91€ Hospital pharmacists
  Oxaliplatin 3,92€ Hospital pharmacists
  Paclitaxel 2,25€ Hospital pharmacists
  Vincristine 7,16€ Hospital pharmacists
Transfusion (per pack) Ps 121,33€ [19, 21]
  Red blood cell 104,57€ [19, 21]
Imaging(per exam.) Chest radiograph 22,49€ [19, 20]
  Colonoscopy 121,58€ [19, 20]
  Computed Tomography 83,20€ [19, 20]
  Ultrasound 50,48€ [19, 20]
  Magnetic Resonance Imaging 139,50€ [19, 20]
  1. Relapse-free survival three years after diagnosis was taken as the indicator of effectiveness. Mean relapse-free survival was calculated for CPG-compliant and non compliant groups.