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Table 2 Economic evaluation of the technologies under assessment

From: A comparative analysis of a disposable and a reusable pedicle screw instrument kit for lumbar arthrodesis: integrating HTA and MCDA

  Reusable Disposable
(€) (€)
Surgical procedure Human Resources 1,092.5 1,092.5
Laboratory services 115.9 115.9
Consumer product 2,023.2 2,023.2
Drugs 394.5 394.5
Total cost 3,635.14a 3,626.1
Total cost + VAT (17%) 4,253.1 4,242.6
Sterilisation Total cost 21.4 -
Total cost + VAT (20%) 25.7  
Total Process   4,279.1 4,242.6
  1. Note: amortisation (a) of the devices must be accounted for during the year of purchase; thus, in case of reusable instruments, the amortisation is not considered in the HTA evaluation