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Table 2 Summary of cost parameters used in the decision analytic model

From: Cost-effectiveness of endovenous laser ablation of the great saphenous vein in patients with uncomplicated primary varicosis

  Treatment Time point Unit costs € Source Details
Base case 1–3 (+ Alternative 10, 11, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23) EVLT 1, 3, 6 months, day 7, 28 1390.66 Rasmussen [1] Direct costs
Base case 1–3 (+ Alternative 10, 11, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23) Surgery 1, 3, 6 months, day 7, 28 924.00 Rasmussen [1] Direct costs
Alternative 4–6 (+ Alternative 12, 14, 17) EVLT 1, 3, 6 months 3396.40 Rasmussen [1] Total costs, time to resume work 7.0 ± 6.0 (1–31) days
Alternative 4–6 (+ Alternative 12, 14, 17) Surgery 1, 3, 6 months 3084.50 Rasmussen [1] Total costs, time to resume work 7.6 ± 4.9 (1–28) days
Alternative 7–9 (+ Alternative 13, 15) EVLT 1, 3, 6 months 3396.40 Reactive (2) Total costs, time to resume work 7.0 days
Alternative 7–9 (+ Alternative 13, 15) Surgery 1, 3, 6 months 4458.00 Reactive [3] Total costs, time to resume work 12.4 days
Alternative 19, 21 EVLT - 2530.66 Darwood [23] - TRW / Rasmussen [1] – direct costs Total costs, 4 days time to resume work, EVLT1: 12 W pulsed; EVLT2: 14 W continuous
Alternative 19, 21 Surgery - 5769.00 Darwood [23] - TRW / Rasmussen [1] – direct costs Total costs, 17 days time to resume work,
Alternative 24, 25 EVLT - 7090.66 Kalteis [22] - TRW / Rasmussen [1] – direct costs Total costs, 20 days to resume work
Alternative 24, 25 Surgery - 4914.00 Kalteis [22] - TRW / Rasmussen [1] – direct costs Total costs, 14 days to resume work
  1. TRW time to return to work in days