Table 2

Mean (SD) values of all costs and resource use, separate for patients with breast and colon cancer

Breast cancerColon cancer
Intervention (n=87)Control (N=78)Intervention (n=14)Control (N=15)
Cost componentUnit costs/unit (€)Mean number of units (SD)Mean total costs € (SD)Mean number of units (SD)Mean total costs € (SD)Mean number of units (SD)Mean total costs € (SD)Mean number of units (SD)Mean total costs € (SD)
Direct healthcare costs
 MedicationIndividualised575 (668)589 (608)176 (186)377 (431)
 Cancer therapyIndividualised9844 (7676)8954 (6407)9376 (3476)11 260 (3190)
 Radiotherapy23014.9 (12.8)3421 (2942)13.5 (12.5)3096 (2864)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Hospital days465.801.9 (3.1)944 (1453)1.6 (2.8)842 (1289)2.6 (4.6)1253 (2102)8.8 (11.8)4282 (5464)
 Day care200.120.3 (0.7)72 (136)0.4 (1.2)95 (230)0.4 (0.6)76 (124)0.4 (0.8)97 (166)
 Consults medical specialist74.4213.4 (7.4)1055 (522)12.8 (6.8)1054 (466)12.1 (6.5)938 (461)12.4 (8.1)1088 (519)
 Consults other caregiversAppendix 131.6 (20.4)1417 (879)31.9 (22.7)1535 (992)20.9 (16.9)1043 (907)21.9 (29.9)1178 (1173)
 Phone consults medical specialists37.211.8 (2.7)73 (102)1.6 (2.1)68 (75)1.9 (2.4)73 (89)2.7 (3.7)115 (131)
 Phone consults other caregiversAppendix 15.8 (8.1)128 (200)4.8 (6.6)102 (128)4.2 (2.7)87 (53)3.0 (3.7)79 (86)
 Professional home care36.271.3 (5.3)62 (191)3.3 (14.8)136 (535)15.6 (49.8)573 (1804)2.5 (7.4)114 (265)
Direct non-healthcare costs
 Paid domestic help36.278.9 (22.2)348 (804)4.4 (17.3)190 (624)9.6 (29.4)360 (1066)0.3 (1.1)59 (86)
 Patient travel costsIndividualised436 (182)430 (199)189 (82)228 (127)
 Patient own costsIndividualised456 (762)381 (1188)46 (58)279 (321)
Indirect non-healthcare costs
 Unpaid domestic help12.9678.3 (118.5)1104 (1511)62.9 (82.6)934 (1025)88.4 (186.7)1186 (2418)17.7 (31.6)411 (427)
 Sick leave (in hours)Individualised185.0 (153.6)4378 (3650)161.5 (133.4)3808 (3120)177.9 (155.1)4887 (4335)207.8 (147.6)5826 (4371)
PACT costs
 Direct healthcare costs
  Pact sessions22.1828.2 (5.7)626 (126)0 (0)0 (0)29.4 (6.2)651 (137)0 (0)0 (0)
  Pact intake41.251.0 (0.0)41 (0)0 (0)0 (0)1.0 (0.0)41 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Direct non-healthcare
  Pact travelling costs4.3529.2 (5.7)127 (25)0 (0)0 (0)30.4 (6.2)132 (27)0 (0)0 (0)
Total costs (€)
 Societal perspective25 105 (10 403)22 215 (8652)21 086 (7037)25 391 (7131)
 Healthcare perspective18 195 (8517)16 335 (7225)13 713 (3956)18 474 (6252)