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Table 4 Comparative direct and indirect costs of traditional tissue cultures, sonication and MicroDTTect with four different mitigation factors

From: Cost-benefit analysis of antibiofilm microbiological techniques for peri-prosthetic joint infection diagnosis

  Tissue culture Sonication MicroDTT
Total cost of wrong diagnosis € 1610,790.72 € 1455,977.02 € 749,309.10
Mitigation factor 1%
Total effective cost of wrong diagnosis (100 patients) € 16,107.91 € 14,559.77 € 7493.09
Effective cost of wrong diagnosis per patient € 161.08 € 145.60 € 74.93
Direct cost € 307.50 € 397.00 € 393.00
Total effective cost per patient € 468.58 € 542.60 € 467.93
Mitigation factor 2%
Total effective cost of wrong diagnosis (100 patients) € 32,215.81 € 29,119.54 € 14,986.18
Effective cost of wrong diagnosis per patient € 322.16 € 291.20 € 149.86
Direct cost € 307.50 € 397.00 € 393.00
Total effective cost per patient € 629.66 € 688.20 € 542.86
Mitigation factor 10%
Total effective cost of wrong diagnosis (100 patients) € 161,079.07 € 145,597.70 € 74,930.91
Effective cost of wrong diagnosis per patient € 1610.79 € 1455.98 € 749.31
Direct cost € 307.50 € 397.00 € 393.00
Total effective cost per patient € 1918.29 € 1852.98 € 1142.31
Mitigation factor 20%
Total effective cost of wrong diagnosis (100 patients) € 322,158.14 € 291,195.40 € 149,861.82
Effective cost of wrong diagnosis per patient € 3221.58 € 2911.95 € 1498.62
Direct cost € 307.50 € 397.00 € 393.00
Total effective cost per patient € 3529.08 € 3308.95 € 1891.62