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Table 1 Unitary costs of health resources and productivity losses.

From: A Cost-Consequences analysis of the effect of Pregabalin in the treatment of peripheral Neuropathic Pain in routine medical practice in Primary Care settings

Resource Unitary cost (€)
Non-pharmacological treatment (per session)
Physiotherapy 9.96
TENS 22.95
Infiltrations (ex. joint...) 146.34
Electrotherapy 7.36
Blockade (ex. epidural) 87.83
Iontophoresis 9.91
Spinal stimulator 6886.21
Pumps 8212.71
Hydrotherapy 5.91
Microwaves 6.24
Magnetotherapy 4.87
Acupuncture 35.00
Medical visits
Primary care medical visit 19.81
Pain unit medical visit 51.23
Specialist medical visit 56.41
Emergency room medical visit 111.89
Hospitalization (one day) 300.52
Complementary tests
CT 145.28
Resonance 343.66
Electromyogram 126.51
ECHO-Doppler 131.18
Thermogram 133.27
X-Rays 17.26
General analysis 23.48
Bone gammagram 133.25
Productivity
Cost per lost-workday 51.27
  1. TENS: Transcutaneous electric neurostimulation; CT: Computerized tomography
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