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Table 2 Probability of healthcare resource use and unit costs per utilized service

From: Pregabalin versus gabapentin in the management of peripheral neuropathic pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy: a cost effectiveness analysis for the Greek healthcare setting

Healthcare service Probability of utilization Unit cost (Euros)
Referral to specialist
Pain score
  0 to < 4 0.13 20.00
4 to < 7 0.24 20.00
7 to 10 0.57 20.00
Diagnostic tests
  CAT 0.10 71.11
MRI 0.30 236.95
Nerve conduction studies 0.17 8.63
Doppler sonograph 0.12 27.00
EMG 0.19 8.28
Blood testing (Basic Haematology Biochemistry) 0.74 34.56
X-Ray 0.30 4.05
γ-Ray 0.05 60.16
Other interventions
  Physical therapy 0.33 25.00
Drug infiltrations 0.63 20.00
Nerve block 0.39 14.67
TENS 0.36 54.18
  Spinal stimulator implant 0.03 4610.90
  1. CAT – computerized axial tomography. MRI – magnetic resonance imaging.
  2. EMG – electromyogram. TENS – transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation.
  3. Physical therapy and drug infiltrations – prices per session.