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Table 5 Cost* of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia at 3 months

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
Direct costs       
   Total Mean SD Total Mean SD
Primary care visits With PHN 2,393.54 132.97 90.73 2,393.54 132.97 90.73
  Without PHN 9,127.70 81.50 45.08 9,127.70 81.50 45.08
Primary care emergencies With PHN 2,420.63 134.48 164.81 2,420.63 134.48 164.81
  Without PHN 4,757.79 42.48 58.21 4,757.79 42.48 58.21
Specialist visits With PHN 525.41 29.19 62.90 525.41 29.19 62.90
  Without PHN 1,201.07 10.72 37.06 1,201.07 10.72 37.06
Other professional visits With PHN 33.14 1.84 5.36 33.14 1.84 5.36
  Without PHN 629.66 5.62 50.31 629.66 5.62 50.31
Hospitalizations With PHN 0 0 -- 0 0 --
  Without PHN 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Hospital emergencies With PHN 1,133.44 62.97 100.83 1,133.44 62.97 100.83
  Without PHN 1,236.48 11.04 37.52 1,236.48 11.04 37.52
Diagnostic tests With PHN 209.85 11.66 17.72 209.85 11.66 17.72
  Without PHN 415.40 3.71 12.97 415.40 3.71 12.97
Medication With PHN 4,718.82 262.16 282.99 5,730.03 318.34 279.66
  Without PHN 8,724.80 77.90 57.95 12,385.23 110.58 64.87
Indirect costs     
Absenteeism from work With PHN 965.45 53.64 227.56 2,340.48 130.03 515.71
  Without PHN 1,740.73 15.54 117.96 4,546.87 40.60 273.55
Carers With PHN 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Without PHN 0 0 0 73.14 0.65 6.91
  1. * In 2007 Euros.
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