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Table 4 Costs of nursing care, informal care, and special aids/equipment

From: Economic burden of osteoporotic fractures in Austria

  Hip Forearm Humerus Clinical vertebral Rib1 Costs €
  m f m f m f m f m f  
Nursing care
Mean number of nursing care hours per case 108 58 0 14 0 25 17 59 -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Total number of nursing care hours 368,820 664,448 0 261,324 0 186,375 223,091 1,528,395 -------------------- -------------------- 3,232,453
Total costs (€)2 11,064,600 19,933,440 0 7,839,720 0 5,591,250 6,692,730 45,851,850 -------------------- -------------------- 96,973,590
Informal (family care)
Mean number of family care hours per case 199 130 0 32 5 163 51 111 -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Total number of family care hours according to fracture type 679,585 1,489,280 0 597,312 10,590 1,215,165 669,273 2,875,455 -------------------- -------------------- 7,536,660
Total costs (€)3 18,688,588 40,955,200 0 16,426,080 291,225 33,417,038 18,405,008 79,075,013 -------------------- -------------------- 207,258,151
Special aids and equipment (crutches, wheel-chair etc.)
Mean expenses (€) per case 49,00 111,67 0,00 5,00 0,00 79,59 31,75 69,88 -------------------- -------------------- 34,7
Total expenses (€) 167,335 1,279,292 0 93,330 0 593,343 416,655 1,810,241 -------------------- -------------------- 4,360,196
  1. 1 No data available from the ICUROS.
  2. 2 Estimated cost per hour of nursing care = € 30.
  3. 3 Estimated cost per hour of family care = € 27.50.