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Table 2 Cost per outpatient visit to primary and specialist cares

From: Burden of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia in Sweden

Care Average cost per visit (SEK) (SD) HZ:Number of visits; all ages (> = 50 years) PHN: Number of visits; all ages (> = 50 years) Source
Outpatient care (primary)
General practitioner (GP) 1 544 (214) 47 047 (35 479) 882 (799) [17, 18, 20]
Physician on call 2 316 (321) 10 534 (6 904) 12 (0) 50 % higher than GP visit [16]
Home care* 422 (NA) 1 848 (1 765) 30 (30) [19]
Outpatient care (specialist)
Specialist visit** 2 399 (732) 6 517 (5 292) 617 (570) Average of cost to specialists**
  1. *Primary care organized home care; **Average costs (ophthalmologist, neurologist, dermatologist, pain specialist, infectious specialist) calculated from pricelist in Norrland county council, Västra Sjukvårdsregionen, Sahlgrenska hospital, Stockholm and Gotland county council, Linköping county council and Södra Sjukvårdsregionen