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Table 3 Estimated costs of ignoring “Do not Do” recommendations

From: Low-value care practice in headache: a Spanish mixed methods research study

CodeAverage consultation cost
(A)
Procedure/Drug
(B)
Total direct cost
(C = A + B)
Occurrence per 1000 patients (D)Estimated cost (C × D) per 1000 patients
NHC-0182,00 €6,15 €88,15 €161.410,40 €
NHC-0271,00 €71,57 €142,57 €34148.616,37 €
NHC-0382,00 €347,00 €429,00 €73.003,00 €
NHC-0482,00 €240,08 €322,80 €21067.788,00 €
NHC-0582,00 €-82,00 €403.280,00 €
NHC-06175,0 0€240,08 €415,80 €19079.002,00 €
NHC-0782,00 €2,14 €84,14 €5420,70 €
  1. A: Average consultation cost obtained from available information
  2. B: Average cost of each diagnostic procedure or therapeutic guideline used
  3. C: Total direct cost of low-value practices
  4. D: Occurrence of “Do not Do” in 1000 patients
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