Table 3

Cost per patient of PSG and HRP (with and without telematic approach), for the different cost groups in the eight hospitals*

PSGHRPTelematic HRP
Test cost540.60 (183.51)91.35 (26.62)131.24 (26.08)
Patient cost22.21 (69.62)44.42 (69.62)
Total cost562.81 (186,51)135.77 (67.06)131.24 (26.08)
Cost for equal diagnostic efficacy554.08 (180.75)283.86 (26.17)325.69 (26.08)
Patient cost for equal diagnostic efficacy23.13 (58.88)49.98 (59.62)
Total cost for equal diagnostic efficacy577.21 (186.51)333.84 (67.06)335.69 (26.08)
  • * Costs in 2009 Euros, given as mean (SD).

  • HRP, home respiratory polygraphy; PSG, polysomnography.