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Table 1 Resource use for SQ Tree SLIT-tablets and Tree Pollen SCIT

From: Sublingual immunotherapy tablet: a cost-minimizing alternative in the treatment of tree pollen-induced seasonal allergic rhinitis in Canada

Resource Ontario Quebec
SQ Tree SLIT-tablets Tree Pollen SCIT SQ Tree SLIT-tablets Tree Pollen SCIT
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
10 mL vial (10 inj.) [18] 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
SQ Tree SLIT-tablets 180 180 180 180 180 180
Number of claims 6 6 6 6 6 6
Start-up visits 1 1 1 1 1 1
 GP (5%)* 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05
 Specialist (95%)* 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95
Titration visits (1 week between inj.)* 10 10 10 10 10 10
 GP (Ontario 10%, Quebec 0%)* 1 1 1 0 0 0
 Specialist (Ontario 90%, Quebec 100%)* 9 9 9 10 10 10
Maintenance visits (4 weeks between inj.)* 0 0 0 0 0 0
Follow-up visits 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
 GP (Ontario 10% SLIT, 20% SCIT; Quebec 0%)* 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Specialist (Ontario 90% SLIT, 80% SCIT; Quebec 100%)* 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 1 1 1 1 1 1
Patient’s time [h]*[18] 3^ 3^ 3^ 19.58# 19.58# 19.58# 3^ 3^ 3^ 20.42# 20.42# 20.42#
Patient’s travel distance ([km]; 20 km per visit)* 40 40 40 200 200 200 40 40 40 200 200 200
  1. GP general practitioner, SCIT subcutaneous immunotherapy, inj. Injection, SQ Tree SLIT-tablets SQ tree pollen sublingual immunotherapy tablet
  2. *Based on physician input, xpre-seasonal: 1 treatment set, #Patient's time include: Travel time round trip 40 min. [18], pre-injection wait time 15 min.*, injection time 5 min [18], post-injection wait time 30 min.*, physician consultation time 20 min.*, ^Patient's time include: Travel time round trip 40 min. [18], wait time 15 min. [18], physician consultation time 20 min. [18], and for year 1 only a 30 min. post-tablet observational time after first tablet intake[18]