Table 2

Base case results of the LIMM process versus standard care (costs in Euro)

LIMMStandard careDifference
MeanSEMeanSEMeanSE
Drug review costAdmission34144624−1228
Discharge520052
Subtotal39144624−728
Primary care nurse/physician administration costAdmission000000
Discharge1043310−2311
Subtotal1043310−2311
OP visit and hospital stay costAdmission226200488396−262278
Discharge15216363−4858
Subtotal241209551440−310308
Grand total costAdmission260200534397−273280
Discharge30219664−6659
Total290210630441−340310
QALY lossAdmission0.0030.0050.0070.011−0.0040.007
Discharge0.0000.0000.0020.002−0.0010.001
Total0.0040.0050.0090.011−0.0050.007
Incremental cost-utility ratioAdmissionDominant
DischargeDominant
TotalDominant
  • LIMM, Lund Integrated Medicines Management; OP, outpatient; QALY, quality-adjusted life-year.

  • Dominant, cost saving and greater utility with the LIMM model.