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Table 5 First year and follow up costs

From: Cost effectiveness of vildagliptin versus glimepiride as add-on treatment to metformin for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 patients in Greece

  First year event cost (€) Follow up costs after first year (€) Source
Ischaemic heart disease 1118 933 DRG code: N29M & calculations based on data from Maniadakis et al. [26]
Myocardial infarction (non fatal) 2724 1542 DRG code: K10X & calculations based on data from Maniadakis et al. [26]
Myocardial infarction (fatal) 3924 DRG code: K10X + cost of death €1200 [26]
Congestive heart failure 1868 279 DRG code: K42M & calculations based on data from Maniadakis et al. 2005 [26]
Stroke (non fatal) 2625 2100 DRG code: N30Mb & calculations based on data from Maniadakis et al. [26]
Stroke (fatal) 2855 DRG codes: N30A + N30Ma
Amputation 3608   DRG code: K13M
Hypoglycemia (non-severe) 50   Based on clinical expert input (approx. the cost of a physician consultation)
Hypoglycemia (severe) 1735   DRG code: Θ20Μ
Renal failure 36,026 21,721 Stafylas et al. [28]