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Table 1 Performance and cost areas for the analyzed cases

From: Economic analysis of two-stage septic revision after total hip arthroplasty: What are the relevant costs for the hospital’s orthopedic department?

Location of cost generation Cause of costs Unit Costs per unit [€] Cost [€]
Normal ward     
 Nursing staff Nursing staff time [ppr min] Costs per min Time required x cost per unit of time
 Laboratory Laboratory tests [Points] Ø Point value Points x Point value
 Radiology Radiological tests [Points] Ø Point value Points x Point value
 Physiotherapy Physiotherapy [Points] Ø Point value Points x Point value
 Medication Medication during whole stay [€] [€] Direct costs
 ICU ICU treatment [min] Costs per min Time required x costs per unit of time
Surgical costs     
 Orthopedics (doctor) Orthopedic surgeon time [min] Costs per min Time required x costs per unit of time
 Orthopedics (nursing) Surgical nursing staff time [min] Costs per min Time required x costs per unit of time
 Anesthesiology (doctor) Anesthesiologist time [min] Costs per min Time required x costs per unit of time
 Anesthesiology (nursing) Anesthesiological nursing staff time [min] Costs per min Time required x costs per unit of time
 Implant Implant [€] [€] Direct costs
 Expendable material Materials used [€] [€] Direct costs
 Sterilization Sterilization [sterilization box] Costs per sterilization box Number of sterilization boxes x costs per sterilization of one box
 Blood products Blood transfusions [€] [€] Direct costs
  1. ICU intensive care unit