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Table 3 Total treatment costs applied in the economic analysis (US$)a

From: Cooled radiofrequency ablation of the genicular nerves for chronic pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee: a cost-effectiveness analysis based on trial data

  Primary analyses Real-world cost scenario 1 Real-world cost scenario 2
CRFA procedure 1497.50 (OP) 1497.50 (OP) 1497.50 (OP)
IAS procedure 294.52 (OP) 67.73 (IO) 67.73 (IO)
Genicular nerve block 553.85 (OP) 553.85 (OP) 175.86 (IO)
  1. Abbreviations: CRFA cooled radiofrequency ablation, IAS intra-articular steroid, IO in-office, OP outpatient
  2. aBased on appropriate Current Procedural Terminology codes, assuming physician and hospital outpatient department payments