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Table 3 Categories and subcategories within which costing items are organized in the European Healthcare and Social Cost Database

From: Cost transferability problems in economic evaluation as a framework for an European health care and social costs database

Category Subcategory
Primary (homogenous) resources Medicines
Medical devices
Health products/disposables
Composite goods and services Outpatient visit
Image diagnosis
Laboratory tests
Ambulance service
Diagnostic procedures
Therapeutic procedures
Complex processes and interventions Inpatient medical and surgical processes
Day case procedures/outpatient surgery
  1. Source: own elaboration