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Table 5 Resource use and costs per treatment arm

From: Functional outcome and cost-effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic fields in the treatment of acute scaphoid fractures: a cost-utility analysis

Unit Group A (active PEMF) Group B (Placebo)
  Mean total use (n) Mean total costs* Mean total use (n) Mean total costs*
PEMF device 1.0 665.90 0 0
Application of a cast 2.61 81.50 2.53 79.04
Removal of a cast 2.61 22.71 2.53 22.03
Wrist / scaphoid conventional radiographs 1.0 30.85 1.0 31.15
Wrist / scaphoid CT scan 2.95 276.78 2.65 255.35
Emergency department visit 1.0 154.45 1.0 154.45
Outpatient clinic visit 5.12 345.46 4.69 317.23
Total health care costs**   €1594   €875
  1. *Costs are indexed to 2011 and denoted in Euro.
  2. **Total health care costs do not exactly add up due to the bootstrap analysis.