Table 3

Direct costs (€/patient/month)

Cost categoryDisease condition
HepatitisCirrhosisHCCOLT
Mean (minimum–maximum)Mean (minimum–maximum)Mean (minimum–maximum)Mean (minimum–maximum)
Medical costs
 Conventional, antiviral drug treatment167.1 (0–1921.9)47.9 (0–597.2)62.8 (0–508.8)150.6 (0–1830.0)
 Conventional, other (non-antiviral) drug treatment4.0 (0–325.5)99.1 (0–1543.5)75.1 (0–1038.6)917.9 (25.2–6052.0)
 Unconventional treatment10.2 (0–533.3)22.5 (0–400.0)17.3 (0–207.7)16.8 (0–300.0)
 Hospitalisations49.0 (0–3075.0)259.3 (0–4612.5)999.8 (0–2590.3)1483.9 (38.0–13 370.3)
 Outpatient visits/examinations16.9 (0–163.2)25.5 (0–105.0)23.6 (0–141.3)8.2 (0–38.7)
Non-medical costs
 Formal caregiving2.7 (0–500.0)9.2 (0–500.0)9.3 (0–166.7)17.8 (0–300.0)
 Travelling and accommodation12.8 (0–500.0)38.3 (0–500.0)41.2 (0–375.0)79.5 (0–1166.7)
 Total direct costs262.8 (3.7–3166.8)501.7 (7.9–4693.6)1229.2 (11.4–3916.0)2674.7 (155.7–15 669.7)
  • HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma; OLT, orthotopic liver transplantation.