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Table 4 Costs and potential savings: three-year treatment SQ Tree SLIT-tablets vs. Tree Pollen SCIT (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
SQ Tree SLIT-tablets Tree Pollen SCIT SQ Tree SLIT-tablets
vs. Tree Pollen SCIT
SQ Tree SLIT-tablets Tree Pollen SCIT SQ Tree SLIT-tablets
vs. Tree Pollen SCIT
Drug costs 2497.66 783.31 1714.35 2505.64 783.31 1722.33
Physician costs 301.35 1450.45 − 1149.10 333.05 1482.75 − 1149.69
Nurse costs
Total health care costs 2799.01 2813.41 − 14.40 2838.70 2771.81 66.89
Indirect costs (patient) 322.66 1999.70 − 1677.04 327.01 2099.53 − 1772.52
Total costs 3121.68 4233.47 − 1111.79 3165.71 4365.58 − 1199.87
  1. SQ Tree SLIT standardized quality Tree pollen sublingual immunotherapy, Tree Pollen SCIT Tree Pollen subcutaneous immunotherapy