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Table 4 Top 10 most frequent and top 10 most expensive resource items with prices in euro

From: Microbial aetiology, outcomes, and costs of hospitalisation for community-acquired pneumonia; an observational analysis

  Resource Mean frequency per patient Price per item (in euro)
  10 Most frequent resource items   
1 Tissue obtainment (microbiology and clinical chemistry) 18.1 13.73
2 Antibodies against any pathogen by using complement fixation test of haemagglutination inhibition essay 10.4 4.84
3 General ward nursing (one day) 9.4 375.00
4 Sodium 8.2 1.76
5 Potassium 8.2 1.76
6 Creatinine 6.6 1.76
7 Glucose 6.4 1.76
8 Leukocytes 6.1 1.76
9 C-reactive protein 6.0 4.84
10 Urea 5.9 1.76
  10 Most expensive resource items   
1 Intensive care unit nursing (one day) 0.6 1,730.00
2 Surgical treatment of thorax empyema 0.2 1,084.75
3 Laryngoscopy 0.0 999.00
4 Microbiological determination on isolated DNA/RNA 0.0 867.61
5 General ward nursing (one day) 9.4 375.00
6 Flexible bronchoscopy 0.2 209.25
7 DNA/RNA amplification (qualitative) <0.1 208.60
8 Computer tomography of thorax 0.2 195.83
9 Immunopathologic research <0.1 109.57
10 Computer tomography airways <0.1 160.01