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Table 1 Unit cost for resources used in the management and treatment of genital warts

From: Estimation of the incidence of genital warts and the cost of illness in Germany: A cross-sectional study

  Resource Unit cost (euros)
Outpatient visits a Basic visit 19.37
Office-based treatments a Cryotherapy, electrosurgery, laser therapy 19.37
  Curettage 86.59
  Trichloroacetic acid 38.37
Diagnostic tests a,b Acetic acid tests/solcoderman 38.37
  Anoscopy/proctoscopy 8.86
  Biopsy 86.59
  Colposcopy 4.25
  Histological examination 26.34
  Hybrid capture II (HPV DNA test) 40.00
  Pap smear 5.42
  Polymerase chain reaction (HPV PCR) 16.40
  Urethroscopy/meatoscopy (men) 47.46
  Urethroscopy/meatoscopy (women) 29.44
  Visual examination 0
Hospital-based treatments c Colposcopy 1,490.60
  Curettage, biopsy 1,252.80
  Electosurgery or laser therapy (men) 1,403.60
  Electosurgery or laser therapy (women) 1,464.50
  Proctoscopy (men) 1,403.60
  Proctoscopy (women) 1,490.60
  Urethroscopy 1,403.60
Medications d Aldara® 5% cream 99.78
  Condylox® solution 35.26
  Solcoderman 38.37
  Triapten (2 g) 16.91
  Triapten (6 g) 45.00
  Virudermin gel 4.85
  Wartec® cream 0.15% 39.50
Indirect cost Lost work day (GDP/person/day)e 118.89
  1. aEinheitliche Bewertungsmasstab (EBM) [16]. bGebührenordnung für Ärzte (GOA) [17]. cGerman Diagnosis Related Groups [18].dGelbe Liste Pharmindex [19]. eCalculated as: Gross domestic product (GDP) for Germany in 2004 (2207 billion euros)/population in 2004 (82,500,705; and number of working days per year (225) [15, 20, 21].