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Table 1 Cost variables used as input in the economic model.

From: Atosiban versus betamimetics in the treatment of preterm labour in Germany: an economic evaluation

Variable Value 95% uncertainty range Reference Comment
Atosiban (Tractocile) 6.5 mg 35.47€ 31.93–39.02€ Ferring, data on file Costs of diagnostics, monitoring and infusion fluids considered equal for all treatments; drug wastage accounted for; 19% VAT applied.
Atosiban (Tractocile) 37.5 mg 115.29€ 103.76–126.82€ Ferring, data on file Costs of diagnostics, monitoring and infusion fluids considered equal for all treatments; drug wastage accounted for; 19% VAT applied.
Fenoterol (Partusisten) 0.5 mg 3.75€ 3.37–4.12€ Rote Liste [14] Costs of diagnostics, monitoring and infusion fluids considered equal for all treatments; drug wastage accounted for; 19% VAT applied.
Preterm labour, one hosp. day 321.90€ Fixed value G-DRG 2007/2008 [13] G-DRG O64B
Preterm labour, more than one hosp. day 1,742.90€ Fixed value G-DRG 2007/2008 [13] G-DRG O64A
Chest pain 1,175.50€ Fixed value G-DRG 2007/2008 [13] G-DRG FZ4Z, min. 2 hosp. days were assumed for cases with chest pain.
Dyspnoea 2,470.80€ Fixed value G-DRG 2007/2008 [13] G-DRG E64D, min 2 hosp. days were assumed for cases with dyspnoea.