Table 4

Cost of the intervention and 180 days healthcare costs per patient

Costs (2018-€)Intervention group (n=300)Historical control group (n=580)Mean difference* (bootstrapped 95% CI)
Mean costs per patient (SD)Mean costs per patient (SD)
High risk (n=96)Intermediate risk (n=174)Low risk (n=30)Total intervention group
Intervention194 (98)165 (62)137 (84)171 (79)171 (162 to 180)
Cardiac readmissions630 (2021)736 (2930)82 (251)637 (2512)1540 (4692)−903 (−1385 to −421)
Emergency room visits14 (47)13 (40)14 (42)13 (42)21 (58)−8 (−14 to −1)
Outpatient consultations212 (189)165 (159)168 (203)181 (174)178 (149)2 (−21 to 25)
General practitioner278 (212)283 (226)289 (230)282 (221)337 (247)−55 (−88 to −24)
Total costs1328 (2106)1362 (2975)690 (463)1284 (3028)2077 (4773)793 (−1279 to −306)
  • *Comparison of mean costs per patient in the total intervention and control group, reported as mean differences and 95% CI based on non-parametric bootstrap (5000 bootstraps).