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Robotic Upper Limb Rehabilitation after Acute Stroke by NeReBot: Evaluation of Treatment Costs

Table 6

Mixed Protocol—phase two. The number of substitution hours (24,49) has been calculated by dividing the cost of the first two weeks of additional therapy (€170,21) by the hourly saving (€6,95) determined by the substitutive therapy. The so-calculated substitution hours correspond to 58,78 sessions lasting 25 minutes each, which can be delivered (twice a day) in less than 6 weeks to pay back the cost of the additional therapy.

Mixed Protocol—phase two

Supervised robot (no.)3-4
Hourly cost (average)€11,822
Hourly physiotherapist cost€18,773
Hourly saving €6,95
Substitution hours (no.)24,49
Substitution sessions (no.)58,78
Substitution weeks5,78

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