Table 1

 Units of the resources reported in the cost diary, source of the estimate of the cost per unit of each resource, and the cost per unit if applicable

ItemUnit of resource collectedSource of the cost per unitCost per unit (€)
OTC, over the counter.
Direct medical resource use
General practitionerNumber of visitsDutch guidelines on pharmacoeconomic evaluation17.69/visit
Specialist physicianNumber of visitsDutch guidelines on pharmacoeconomic evaluation77.56/visit
PhysiotherapyNumber of visitsDutch guidelines on pharmacoeconomic evaluation17.35/visit
PsychologistNumber of visitsDutch guidelines on pharmacoeconomic evaluation108.36/visit
Complementary medicineTotal costPatient reported cost in diary
Admission hospitalDays admittedDutch guidelines on pharmacoeconomic evaluation353.68/day
Admission rehabilitation centreDays admittedDutch guidelines on pharmacoeconomic evaluation301.12/day
Prescription drugsKind and number of prescriptionsOfficial Dutch price list of prescription drugs (TAXE)
OTC drugsKind and total cost of drugOfficial Dutch price list of non-prescription drugs (TAXE-OTC)
Direct non-medical resource use
Aids/appliances/adaptationsTotal costsPatient reported cost in diary
Formal household careHours of helpDutch guidelines on pharmacoeconomic evaluation25.22/hour
Private (paid) household helpHours and total costsDutch guidelines on pharmacoeconomic evaluation8.83/hour
Unpaid household helpHours and total costsDutch guidelines on pharmacoeconomic evaluation8.83/hour
Personal inactivityHours of inactivityDutch guidelines on pharmacoeconomic evaluation8.83/hour
Paid productivity loss
Absence at paid workNumber of days (including half days)Gross wage per hour by sex and five age categories (Dutch Bureau of Statistics)9.23 to 18.04/hour