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Table 3 Costs of the hospital emergency department before and after the establishment of the integrated GP cooperative.

From: Out-of-hours primary care. Implications of organisation on costs

  1999 (before) 2000 (after) Difference
Personnela € 1,250,611 € 1,250,611 € 0
Administration € 25,996 € 22,770 - € 3,226
Communication € 7,453 € 8,405 + € 952
Interior € 3,078 € 2,408 - € 670
Medication, bandages, casts, etc € 200,675 € 185,624 - € 15,051
Diagnostics € 725,135 € 726,400 + € 1,265
Overheadb € 1,380,774 € 1,380,774 € 0
Other 14,107 14,254 + € 147
Total € 3,607,830 € 3,591,247 - € 16,582
  1. a Staffing of the ED remained unchanged; therefore, costs have been kept the same.
  2. b Overhead costs have been kept the same