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Table 2 Cost inputs

From: An early analysis of cost-utility of baroreflex activation therapy in advanced chronic heart failure in Germany

Variable Value Variance Distribution and coefficients for probabilistic sensitivity analysis Source
Cost of Barostim implant procedure, € 3628 1814–5442 G-DRG 901D 2013, LOS = 2 days, cost of implant was subtracted
Cost of battery replacement procedure, € 1808 904–2712 G-DRG F17B 2013, LOS = 2 days, cost of implant was subtracted
Cost of pre- and post-implant physician visits, € 68 34–102 EBM 13542 (1 visit), EBM 07212 (2 visits)
Cost of full Barostim system, € 21,000 15,000–24,000 CVRx Inc.
Cost of Barostim battery, € 15,000 10,000–17,000 CVRx Inc.
Cost of short-term complications, € 3056 1528–4584 G-DRG 901D 2013. The difference between 2 and 5-day LOS. It was assumed that complication will lead to prolongation of hospital stay
Cost of long-term complications, € 0 0–100 Assumption
Battery life, years 6 3–6 CVRx Inc.
Percentage of patients being hospitalized with stay in intensive care unit 7.2% Yao 2007 [20]
Percentage of patients being hospitalized with stay in coronary care unit 25.6%
Percentage of patients being hospitalized with CABG performed 0.3%
Percentage of patients being hospitalized with PTCA performed 0.2%
Percentage of patients being hospitalized with heart transplantation performed 2.6%
Percentage of patients being hospitalized with no procedure performed 62.3%
Cost of hospitalization with stay in intensive care unit, € 5005 2502–7507 G-DRG code F62A 2013
Cost of hospitalization with stay in coronary care unit, € 5004 2502–7507 G-DRG code F62A 2013
Cost of hospitalization with CABG performed, € 15,056 7528–22,584 G-DRG code F06E
Cost of hospitalization with PTCA performed, € 3793 1896–5689 G-DRG code F56B plus ZE101
Cost of hospitalization with heart transplantation performed, € 86,337 43,169–129,507 G-DRG code A05B 2013
Cost of hospitalization with no procedure performed, € 2740 1370–4110 G-DRG code F62B 2013
Yearly cost of routine management NYHA I, € 516 258–1031 Gamma (α = 1;λ = 516) Biermann 2012 [22]
Yearly cost of routine management NYHA II, € 910 455–1821 Gamma (α = 1;λ = 910)
Yearly cost of routine management NYHA III, € 900 450–1800 Gamma (α = 1;λ = 900)
Yearly cost of routine management NYHA IV, € 967 484–1935 Gamma (α = 1;λ = 967)