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Table 3 Costs of SQ Tree SLIT-tablets and Tree Pollen SCIT treatment per year (in $ CAD)

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

Cost category Ontario Quebec
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
SQ Tree SLIT-tablets
 Drug costs 844.98 844.98 844.98 847.68 847.68 847.68
  Tablet costs 792.00 792.00 792.00 792.00 792.00 792.00
  Dispensing fee 52.98 52.98 52.98 55.68 55.68 55.68
 Physician costs 101.95 101.95 101.95 112.68 112.68 112.68
  GP costs 8.28 8.28 8.28 1.88 1.88 1.88
  Specialists costs 93.67 93.67 93.67 110.80 110.80 110.80
 Total Health care costs 946.93 946.93 946.93 960.36 960.36 960.36
 Patients costs 109.16 109.16 109.16 110.63 110.63 110.63
  Time costs 85.56 85.56 85.56 87.03 87.03 87.03
  Travel costs 23.60 23.60 23.60 23.60 23.60 23.60
 Total costs 1056.09 1056.09 1056.09 1070.99 1070.99 1070.99
Tree Pollen SCIT
 Drug costs 265.00 265.00 265.00 265.00 265.00 265.00
 Physician costs 490.70 490.70 490.70 501.63 501.63 501.63
  Injection 44.50 44.50 44.50 51.00 51.00 51.00
  GP costs 4.45 4.45 4.45 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Specialists costs 40.05 40.05 40.05 51.00 51.00 51.00
 Consultation costs 446.20 446.20 446.20 450.63 450.63 450.63
  GP costs 50.99 50.99 50.99 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Specialists costs 395.21 395.21 395.21 450.63 450.63 450.63
 Total Health care costs 951.80 951.80 951.80 937.73 937.73 937.73
 Patients costs 676.52 676.52 676.52 710.29 710.29 710.29
  Time costs 558.52 558.52 558.52 592.29 592.29 592.29
  Travel costs 118.00 118.00 118.00 118.00 118.00 118.00
 Total costs 1432.22 1432.22 1432.22 1476.91 1476.91 1476.91
  1. GP general practitioner, SQ Tree SLIT standardized quality Tree pollen sublingual immunotherapy, Tree Pollen SCIT Tree Pollen subcutaneous immunotherapy