Table 1

Model inputs: probabilities, costs (Euro 2009), utility and distributions

DistributionMeanSD
Admission part: medication reconciliation and review process at initial hospital admission
Probability of death before discharge
Controlβ0.0890.029
Interventionβ0.1100.031
Probability of death during 3 month after discharge
Controlβ0.0980.030
Interventionβ0.0930.029
Probability of hospital readmissions
Controlβ0.1300.034
Interventionβ0.0620.024
Mean hospital cost per hospitalised patient
Control (sensitivity)γ36202843
Intervention (sensitivity)γ49253352
All 18 hospitalisationsγ40552989
Drug review cost per patient
Controlγ45.5723.36
Interventionγ33.9214.24
Discharge part: medication report at discharge from hospital
Probability of hospital readmissions
Controlβ0.0170.013
Interventionβ0.0040.006
Probability of unscheduled outpatient contact
Controlβ0.0730.026
Interventionβ0.0400.020
Probability of prescription error
Controlβ0.6200.487
Interventionβ0.3150.465
Relative risk reduction for prescription error probability w QC0.737
Outpatient nursing time cost for review of medication list
Controlγ25.6510.77
Interventionγ10.214.29
Primary physician-patient contact cost
Both armsγ18.589.19
Primary physician-nurse/discharging clinic contact cost
Control: physician-nurseγ12.865.53
Control: physician-clinicγ4.290.62
Intervention: physician-nurseγ4.053.15
Intervention: physician-clinicγ1.990.51
Intervention cost
Training in medication report costγ0.350.07
QC of discharge informationγ8.703.65
Utility decrement (assumption)
For hospitalisationsβ0.0600.085
For outpatient contactβ0.0020.001
  • QC, quality check.