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Research Article

sFlt-1/PlGF Ratio as a Predictive Marker in Women with Suspected Preeclampsia: An Economic Evaluation from a Swiss Perspective

Table 2

Cost of medical services provided in the outpatient setting: initial appointment (all) and follow-up of mild hypertonic pregnant women managed by clinicians.

ServiceInitial appointment (€)Outpatient management
Low follow-up (€)Intermediate follow-up (€)

Consultation51.0151.0151.01
Gynecologic examination24.7524.7524.75
Preliminary discussion for diagnostic/therapeutic interventionsNPNP29.15
Special gynecologic counselingNPNP29.15
Informal report (11-35 lines)NPNP32.05
Document review (patient not present, 18 min)NPNP52.44
Blood pressure measurement19.6019.60NP
Venipuncture for blood withdrawal6.426.426.42
Proteinuria (fast strip)NP4.58NP
Proteinuria (quantitative)141.86NPNP
Urine part status (5-10 parameter)NPNP0.88
Thrombocyte, hemoglobin, hematocrit7.92NPNP
ALAT/GPT2.20NP2.20
ASAT/GOT6.95NP2.20
LDH2.20NP2.20
Bilirubin6.95NPNP
Urate6.95NPNP
Creatinine6.95NP2.20
Haptoglobin17.51NP17.51
Blood coagulation test25.08NPNP
Sonography (with fetal Doppler)58.3658.3658.36
Ultrasound examination79.0679.06151.95
CTG66.8322.2866.83
Total cost per consultation524.19259.64546.94
Total cost per weekNP199.54546.94

Service costs are based on Tarmed v.1.09 and Analysenliste v.2.01 tariffs. Assuming 6x per patient within 8 weeks of follow-up. Extended ultrasound provided during intermediate follow-up. ALAT/GPT: alanine aminotransferase; ASAT/GOT: aspartate aminotransferase; CTG: cardiotocography; LDH: lactate dehydrogenase; NP: not performed.

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