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Table 2 Incremental cost of the exercise programme compared to usual care

From: Cost-utility of an 8-month aquatic training for women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial

Concept Unita Over 8 months (€) Total (€)
Health system costs:    
Personnel:b    
Sport technician € 9/h 1,092  
Nurse € 6.5/h 788  
Insurances and prevention € 350 350  
Facilities (renting pool and safeguards) € 55/h 5335  
Management € 24/month 192  
Medication (total health system perspective)c Drug price 0 7,757
Additional societal costs:    
Time spent in therapy € 2.15/h 3,135  
Time spent in displacements and clothing € 2.15/h 3,135  
Travel costs (bus tickets) € 0.5/ticket 1,455  
Sub-total, societal additional costs    7,725
Total societal (additional costs and health system costs)    15,482
  1. aPublic cost in € in 2005; bsalary over 8 months = number of units × 13 h/month × 9.33 monthly salaries; cno relevant incremental costs between groups were found. The weekly cost of medication increased € 5.4 from baseline in each group.