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Table 2 Costs for cases with ICU-acquired LRTI and control patients without LRTI

From: Attributable costs of ventilator-associated lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) acquired on intensive care units: a retrospectively matched cohort study

Characteristic Cases (N = 49) Controls (N = 49) P-value*
Total hospital costs (€) 45,041 (30,563-62,224) 26,467 (16,899-36,488) <.001
Reimbursement per patient (€) 47,952 (30,688-69,841) 23,013 (15,056 - 30,688) <.001
Total ICU costs (€) 28,911 (18,294-43,890) 11,785 (6,576 - 19,207) <.001
Medical staff (€) 6,458 (3,256-9,638) 2,506 (1,179 - 4,593) <.001
Nursing staff (€) 10,696 (6,659-16,734) 4,650 (2,351 - 7,634) <.001
Assistant medical technicians (€) 195 (120–274) 87 ( 51–178) <.001
Pharmacy (€) 1,820 (950–2,554) 593 (338–1,316) <.001
Medical products (€) 2,712 (1,500-4,464) 1,043 (513–1,835) <.001
Daily costs (€) 1,503 (1,095-1,809) 1,070 (833–1,441) 0.001
  1. Values are given as median (interquartile range).
  2. * P-value, Wilcoxon signed-rank test.