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Table 4 Expected medical care costs per patient

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

  Treatment  
  Pregabalin (150–600 mg/d) Gabapentin (2400 mg/d) Difference (Pregabalin - Gabapentin)
Medication 306.60 (0.00) 172.20 (0.00) 134.40 (0.00)
Outpatient care
     Primary care provider 36.12 (0.70) 37.45 (0.74) -1.33 (1.04)
     Specialist referral 9.89 (0.33) 10.52 (0.33) -0.63 (0.47)
     Diagnostic tests 56.86 (3.13) 60.57 (2.90) -3.72 (4.01)
     Other interventions 90.88 (18.52) 97.22 (17.12) -6.34 (24.15)
Total 500.35 (19.08) 377.96 (17.73) 122.39 (25.26)
  1. Values in Euros mean (SE).
  2. For the 12 – week treatment period.