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Table 4 Average cost per episode for patients contacted by the hospital support team providing consultation (n = 114) in Euro

From: A pilot study on patient-related costs and factors associated with the cost of specialist palliative care in the hospital: first steps towards a patient classification system in Germany

  Cost category Mean SD Min Max IQR
Patient attributable (PAT) cost PAT labour cost total 282.3 196.3 13.1 1103.5 232.9
 Physician 193.2 136.5 0 971.8 155.3
 Nursing 45.5 52.4 0 206.6 81.5
 Other health professions total 43.6 59.3 0 438.3 55.7
  Pharmacist 0.1 0.6 0 6.6 0
  Breathing therapist 0.2 2.5 0 26.5 0
  Psychologist 14.0 23.3 0 134.3 13.1
  Social worker 29.3 53.3 0 431.7 43.2
Overhead (OH) cost Unattributable labour cost total 388.1 0 388.1 388.1 0
 Physician 257.3 0 257.3 257.3 0
 Other health professions 110.3 0 110.3 110.3 0
 Nursing cost 20.5 0 20.5 20.5 0
Other overhead cost 152.6 167.4 55.4 775.7 332.4
  Per episode total 823.1 335.9 456.6 1937.3 519.5