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Table 6 Assessment of the potential cost of medication errors

From: Chemotherapeutic errors in hospitalised cancer patients: attributable damage and extra costs

  Haematology Oncology1 Pneumology  
  a b c d e f Total2
Cost linked to new potential hospitalisation (€ 2008) 7, 908.5 5, 354.2 3, 614.3 844.9 0 0 8, 861
Cost linked to potential prolongation of hospitalisation (€ 2008) 26, 720.9 29, 213.8 24, 039.5 21, 232.3 13, 259.6 6, 309.1 60, 387.6
Cost linked to drugs paid for in addition to the diagnosis-related groups (€ 2008) 8, 313.9 8, 383.9 12, 378.8 12, 378.8 2, 930.9 2, 930.9 23, 658.6
Total (€ 2008) 42, 943.3 42, 951.9 40, 032.6 34, 456 16, 190.5 9, 240 92, 907.2
  1. 1 including gastroenterology and radiotherapy
  2. 2 Total = (a+b)/2 + (c+d)/2 + (e+f)/2