Table 7Cost of complications

Blood transfusion£635 (a)Varney et al (2003)310
Stricture£706 (b)National Schedule of Reference Costs 2006-07 –HRG code LB30B
Acute urinary retention£2,029 (c)Annemans et al (2005)17
Trans-urethral syndrome£1,710 (d)National Schedule of Reference Costs 2006-07:
  1. High Dependency Unit – 0 organs supported XC07ZHDU; plus
  2. Excess bed day - HRG LB25C
Urinary tract infections£742 (e)National Schedule of Reference Costs 2006-07–HRG code LA04C

weighted cost - £509 × 54%(daycase) + £938 × 46%(inpatient)


cost of the most cost-effective intervention to treat AUR in the study


cost of two days in HDU and two days in normal ward


weighted cost - £376 × 10%(daycase) + £783 × 90%(inpatient)

From: Appendix F, Cost-effectiveness analysis

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