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Table 1 Data extraction summary of unit cost and health resource utilization items

From: Economic burden of varicella in Europe in the absence of universal varicella vaccination

Cost item No. Countries
Cost of physician visit 10 CH [18], FR [19,20,21],DE [5, 19],ES [8, 22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29],HU [30],IT [31, 32],NL [33],NO [9],PL [34], UK [35,36,37]
Cost of ER visit 4 ES [8, 23,24,25, 27],HU [30],NO [9],PL [34]
Cost of hospital visit 3 HU [30],NO [9],PL [34]
Cost of hospitalization 11 CH [18],BE [38],DE [5, 19, 39],ES [22,23,24, 26,27,28, 40,41,42,43,44,45],FR [20, 21, 46, 47],HU [30], IT [31, 32, 48, 49], NO [9], NL [33], PL [34],UK [35,36,37, 50]
Cost of ICU stay 4 DE [5, 39],ES [28],HU [30],IT [48]
Cost of OTC medications 7 CH [18], DE [5], ES [22,23,24,25, 29], HU [30],IT [32],PL [34],UK [35]
Cost of other health visit 2 HU [30],PL [34]
Cost of prescription medications 5 ES [23, 25],HU [30],IT [31, 32],PL [34],UK [35,36,37]
Cost of tests/procedures 4 CH [18],ES [45],HU [30],PL [34]
Health resource utilization item No. C Countries
Length of hospitalization 16 BE [38, 51],CH [52],CZ [53],DK [54],DE [55,56,57],EL [58],ES [22, 24, 25, 40,41,42,43,44,45, 59,60,61,62],FR [46, 47, 63,64,65,66,67],HU [30],IT [48, 49, 68, 69], NL [70],NO [71],PO [34, 72,73,74],RO [75],SE [76] UK [35, 36, 50]
No. Work days lost: caregivers (inpatient) 4 BE [38],HU [30],PL [34],UK [35]
No. Work days lost: caregivers (outpatient) 10 BE [38],FR [19, 46, 64],DE [5, 19, 57, 77],ES [8, 23, 25],HU [30],IT [31, 32, 78],NL [33, 70], PL [34],SE [76],UK [35]
No. Work days lost: adults (inpatient) 2 BE [38],UK [35]
No. Work days lost: adults (outpatient) 7 CH [18],DE [5, 19, 77],ES [8, 25],FR [19,20,21, 46, 64],IT [31, 49],NL [33],UK [35]
Utilization ER visit 4 ES [8],HU [30],PL [34],NL [79]
Utilization hospital visit 2 HU [30],PL [34]
Utilization ICU stay 2 HU [30], IT [48]
Utilization OTC medications 4 ES [24],HU [30],IT [32],PL [34]
Utilization other health visit 2 HU [30],PL [34]
Utilization prescription medication 5 ES [8, 80],HU [30],IT [31, 32, 81],NL [79, 82], PL [34]
Utilization tests/procedures 3 ES [8],HU [30],PL [34]
  1. Abbreviations: BE Belgium, BG Bulgaria, CH Switzerland, CZ Czechia, DE Germany, DK Denmark, EE Estonia, EL Greece, ER Emergency Room, ES Spain, FR France, HR Croatia, HU Hungary, ICU Intensive Care Unit, IE Ireland, Inpt Inpatient, IT Italy, LV Latvia, LT Lithuania, LU Luxembourg, MT Malta, NL Netherlands, NO Norway, OTC over-the-counter, PL Poland, PT Portugal, RO Romania, SE Sweden, SI Slovenia, SK Slovakia, UK United Kingdom