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Table 2 Costs of managing specific adverse events in selected hospitals in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

From: The cost-effectiveness of celecoxib versus non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs plus proton-pump inhibitors in the treatment of osteoarthritis in Saudi Arabia

Cost of management (US $) International Medical Center Abu Zenada Hospital Al Hayat Hospital Khalid Idris Center Al Jedaani Hospital
Dyspepsia 53.33 53.33 80.00 533.33 53.33
Symptomatic ulcer 800.00 346.67 346.67 666.67 320.00
Complicated GI event 2,680.53 1,066.67 213.33 800.00 400.00
Myocardial infarction 1,200.00 1,866.67 426.67 1,066.67 2,000.00
Stroke 2,133.33 1,866.67 426.67 1,066.67 2,000.00
Heart failure 2,133.33 1,733.33 426.67 1,066.67 2,000.00
  1. *1 US$ = 3.75 Saudi Riyal in 2013.
  2. Patients with dyspepsia or symptomatic ulcer were assumed to need outpatient management only.
  3. Hospitalization costs were estimated for patients with a complicated GI event, myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure.
  4. Costs for managing specific adverse events were not available for United Doctors Hospital and Hai Al Jameaa Hospital.