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Table 2 Annual cost per patient data on AN, BN, and BED

From: A systematic review of the health-related quality of life and economic burdens of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder

First author Perspective Country Annual cost per patient in 2014 EUR
AN     
 Byford [70] Payer UK Inpatient care €23,607
    Specialist outpatient care €18,280
    General outpatient care €27,889
    Included cost categories: inpatient nights, outpatient appointments, day patient contacts, accident and emergency contacts, state day school, independent day school, independent boarding school, hospital school, home tuition, school counselor, education welfare officer, general practitioner, practice nurse, dietician, district nurse, health visitor, community pediatrician, community psychiatric nurse, clinical psychologist, counselor, family therapist, dentist, school doctor, school nurse, social worker, eating disorders association, family therapy, foster care
 Crow [71] Payer USA Usual care €16,785
    Adequate care €55,270
    Included cost categories: inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, psychotherapy, medication management, fluoxetine
 Haas [72] Hospital Germany €4,900
Included cost categories: physicians, nursing, psychotherapists, dietician, art and music therapy, psychotherapy, drugs, medical products, services on demand, overhead costs (medical/non-medical infrastructure)
 Haas [73] Hospital Germany €5,445
Included cost categories: physicians, nursing, psychotherapists, dietician, art and music therapy, psychotherapy, drugs, medical products, services on demand, overhead costs (medical/non-medical infrastructure)
 Krauth [58] Societal Germany €5,952
Included cost categories: inpatient treatment, convalescence statutory health insurance, rehabilitation statutory pension insurance, inability to work, death
 Lock [74] Payer USA €30,700
Included cost categories: medical hospital, outpatient family therapy, medication visit, medication, doctor visit
 Mitchell [75] Payer USA €3,221
Included cost categories: hospital care, healthcare provider, prescription medication
 O’Brien [60] Payer USA €18,587
Included cost categories: inpatient cost
 Striegel-Moore [61] Payer USA Female €6,590
    Male €2,993
    Included cost categories: inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment
BN     
 Crow [77] Societal USA Face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy €2423
    Telemedicine cognitive behavioral therapy €1488
    Included cost categories: evaluation and laboratory, cognitive behavioral therapy, subject travel, gasoline, therapist travel
 Crow [76] Patient USA Total food cost €4,735
    Binge/purge food cost €1,357
    Objective binge eating food cost €668
    Diet/laxative/diet pill cost €201
 Crow [31] Payer USA Cognitive behavioral therapy €3294
    Stepped care €2824
    Included cost categories: cognitive behavioral therapy, self-help, medication, physician visit, emergency room, hospitalization, individual therapy, group therapy, medication management
 Koran [78] Payer USA Cognitive behavioral therapy €1761
    Med16 €888
    Med24 €1130
    Combi16 €2512
    Combi24 €2754
    Cost was calculated by multiplying the clinic’s professional fees by the number of visits and adding the cost of the patient’s expected medication and serum desipramine level
 Krauth [58] Societal Germany €1460
Included cost categories: inpatient treatment, convalescence statutory health insurance, rehabilitation statutory pension insurance, inability to work, death
 Haas [73] Hospital Germany €3386
Included cost categories: physicians, nursing, psychotherapists, dietician, art and music therapy, psychotherapy, drugs, medical products, services on demand, overhead costs (medical/non-medical infrastructure)
 Mitchell [75] Payer USA €6279
Included cost categories: hospital care, healthcare provider, prescription medication
 O’Brien [60] Payer USA €11,406
Included cost categories: inpatient care
 Pohjolainen [34] Payer Finland €7756
Included cost categories: inpatient care, outpatient care, laboratory cost, radiology cost
 Striegel-Moore [61] Payer USA Female €3229
    Male €4235
    Included cost categories: inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment
 Wang [79] Payer USA €18,823
Included cost categories: school-based obesity prevention program
BED     
 Dickerson [68] Payer USA BED €2902
    Recurrent binge eating €3137
    Included cost categories: weight- and eating disorder-related services, non-weight- and eating disorder-related mental health services, other provider-based services, medication services
 Grenon [39] Payer Canada €1762
Included cost categories: family physician visits, medication use, diagnostic tests, health professionals’ visits, specialist visits, herbal remedies, other resources, outpatient visits, emergency department visits, and inpatient visits
  1. AN anorexia nervosa, BED binge eating disorder, BN bulimia nervosa, EUR euro