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Table 4 Unitary cost (€, 2009)

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of antipsychotics in reducing schizophrenia relapses

Status Cost (€)
Relapse (hospital cost) 5,589 (1) [32]
Acute EPS (extra-pyramidal symptoms) 85 (2)
Psychiatric medical visit 68 [42]
Biperidene (2 mg/8 h/day) 17 [31]
Weight gain 117 (3)
General physician medical visit 39 [42]
Diabetes Mellitus (control) 855 [34, 35]
Amputation 5,857 [36]
Fatal myocardial infarction 1,531 [37]
Heart failure 4,189 [38]
Ischaemic heart disease 2,474 [39]
Non-fatal myocardial infarction 21,610 [37]
Non-fatal Stroke 5,199 [40]
  1. (1) = including inpatient stay and pharmacological treatment
  2. (2) = including medication (biperidene 2 mg/8 hours/day for three months) plus one medical visit to a psychiatrist
  3. (3) = one visit to a general physician (primary care) for three months