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Table 2 Costs for postoperative infections

From: Cost-effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis in elective cesarean section

Patient number Type of surgical site infection Doctor visits in primary health care Doctor visits in specialist care In-patient care Nurse visits in primary health care Nurse visits in specialist care Costs for antibiotic in out-patient care Total cost
Number Cost Number Cost Days Cost Number Cost Number Cost
1 Superficial 7 1045 2 509 0 0 17 952 0 0 111 2617
2 Superficial 0 0 2 355 0 0 0 0 1 54 28 437
3 Superficial 0 0 1 182 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 207
4 Superficial 3 784 1 228 0 0 4 224 0 0 63 1299
Sum SSI    1829   1274   0   1176   54 227 4560
5 Deep 0 0 0 0 4 2405 0 0 0 0 13 2418
6 Deep 1 261 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 275
7 Deep 0 0 4 887 3 3280 0 0 1 54 41 4262
8 Deep 0 0 4 887 11 5531 0 0 1 54 36 6508
9 Deep 0 0 1 177 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 225
10 Deep 0 0 4 729 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 779
11 Deep 0 0 1 182 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 219
12 Deep 0 0 0 0 2 + 3 2474 0 0 0 0 48 2522
13 Deep 0 0 0 0 2 594 0 0 4 144 24 762
14 Deep 0 0 0 0 2 + 3 3137 0 0 0 0 48 3185
15 Deep 0 0 0 0 3 1574 0 0 0 0 18 1592
Sum DSI    261   2862   18995   0   252 377 22747
Sum SI    2090   4136   18995   1176   306 604 27307
  1. All costs are in Euros
  2. DSI deep surgical site infection, SI surgical site infection, SSI superficial surgical site infection