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Table 3 Total cost* for patients included in the study with diagnosis of herpes zoster by age subgroups

From: Epidemiology and cost of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia among patients treated in primary care centres in the valencian community of Spain

  TPP perspective** Societal perspective‡
Age Total Mean SD Total Mean SD
   < 50 years 6,131.76 211.44 166.60 9,059.86 312.41 360.52
   50-59 years 7,170.86 239.03 231.48 11,235.57 374.52 485.30
   60-69 years 8,652.79 432.64 434.52 10,426.75 521.34 626.65
   ≥ 70 years 18,278.50 358.40 329.37 18,437.69 361.52 330.04
Total 40,233.91 309.49 307.47 49,159.86 378.15 430.67
  P = 0.027 P = 0.401
  1. * In 2007 Euros.
  2. ** TPP Perspective (Third-Party Payer = Spanish Social Security): public medical visits + diagnostic test + percentage that Spanish National Health System pays for prescriptions.
  3. ‡ Societal perspective: TPP perspective items + percentage that patient pay for prescription + private medical visits + medication not included in the Spanish National System + cost for lost hours of work.
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