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Table 1 Cost comparison in major reimbursement categories (in Euro)

From: Cost analysis of the stroke volume variation guided perioperative hemodynamic optimization – an economic evaluation of the SVVOPT trial results

  GDT Control  
  Mean ± SD Median (IQR) Mean ± SD Median (IQR) p value
Total 2877 ± 2336 2181 (1561–3154) 3331 ± 3238 2331 (1540–3687) 0.596
Intraoperative* 986 ± 351 880 (744–1165)* 830 ± 469 688 (504–1006)* 0.001
  Anaesthesia 493 ± 157 462 (389–591) 540 ± 184 495 (432–636) 0.094
  Monitoring* 296 ± 0 296 (296–296)* 20 ± 0 20 (20–20)* 0.0001
  Infusion 37 ± 17 45 (32–48) 32 ± 17 32 (19–48) 0.173
  Blood products 160 ± 241 0 (0–255) 237 ± 336 80 (0–389) 0.264
Postoperative 1891 ± 2170 1142 (764–2210) 2501 ± 3152 1626 (810–2367) 0.177
Patients care 505 ± 486 328 (218–582) 912 ± 1429 439 (222–921) 0.125
  Clinical examinations/procedures* 68 ± 177 29 (22–41)* 212 ± 593 38 (25–86)* 0.023
  Biochemistry 205 ± 138 172 (117–246) 263 ± 271 174 (116–291) 0.702
  Microbiology diagnostics and antimicrobials 99 ± 151 36 (17–136) 236 ± 535 62 (16 – 194) 0.365
  Radiology examinations 34 ± 66 6 (6–30) 40 ± 68 6 (6–29) 0.944
  Other 100 ± 122 38 (24–138) 161 ± 262 48 (26–190) 0.570
Hospitalization costs 1386 ± 1736 831 (544–1570) 1589 ± 1863 1040 (491–1808) 0.459
  Intensive care unit stay costs 1173 ± 1736 637 (205–1480) 1240 ± 1752 704 (0–1409) 0.977
  Ward stay costs 213 ± 108 202 (140–241) 349 ± 467 219 (161–368) 0.082
  1. All p values are calculated using the Mann–Whitney test (* marks where p < 0.05).
  2. Abbreviations: SD – standard deviation, IQR – interquartile range.