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Table 1 Cost categories and sources of applied unit costs

From: Cost-effectiveness of guideline-based stepped and collaborative care versus treatment as usual for patients with depression – a cluster-randomized trial

Sector Service / Goods Units Monetary values (unit costs)
Inpatient services General hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and hospitals for rehabilitation Days Type specific mean rates [51]
Outpatient physician services GP, specialists (e.g. cardiologist, internist, ophthalmologist) Contacts Type specific mean rates [51]
Outpatient non-physician services e.g. physiotherapy, massage, lymph drainage, ergotherapy Contacts Reimbursement schedule [51]
Outpatient psychotherapist services Psychotherapist Contacts Reimbursement schedule [51]
Medication Product Quantity Official pharmaceutical index (Rote Liste) [52]
Nursing care Ambulatory nursing care Hours Type specific wage [51]
Informal care Hours Type specific wage (replacement cost approach) [51]
Indirect costs Productivity losses Hours Gross income plus nonwage labor costs [53]