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Table 1 Cost categories from sickness fund and societal perspectives

From: The economic impact of Marfan syndrome: a non-experimental, retrospective, population-based matched cohort study

Cost type Perspective
  Sickness fund Societal
Direct medical costs   
  Inpatient treatment | | a
  Outpatient treatment | | a
  Care by non-physicians | |
  Pharmaceuticals | | a
  Devices and medical appliances | |
  Rehabilitation | |
  Medical services (nursing care at home) | |
Direct non-medical costs   
  Administration | |
  Sick leave compensation | ✗| ✗
  Travel expenses | | b
  Other non-medical services | | b
  Informal care by family caregivers ✗| ✗ |
  Patient time (loss of leisure time) ✗| ✗ | ✗
Indirect costs   
  Reduced productivity at work ✗| ✗ | ✗
  Lost production (absence, disability, premature death) ✗| ✗ |
  1. The first sign reflects the relevance of the cost item from the respective perspective, whereas the second sign reflects whether the item is included in this analysis.
  2. relevant | included; ✗ not relevant | not included; partially included.
  3. acomprises patient co-payments in addition; bonly comprises costs borne by sickness fund.