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Table 5 Overall costs (€, 2003 price level) of the intensive care unit stay per patient

From: Sedation in the intensive care unit with remifentanil/propofol versus midazolam/fentanyl: a randomised, open-label, pharmacoeconomic trial

  Remifentanil/propofol (n = 39) Midazolam/fentanyl (n = 33) P valuea
Material 11/10 (5–25) 11/11 (4–18) NS
Non-study drugs 218/137 (31–1257) 192/153 (55–723) NS
Study drugs 353/341 (54–835) 42/46 (19–63) <0.05
Nurses 869/827 (517–2213) 1,131/1,071 (554–2,164) <0.05
Physicians 260/243 (135–723) 352/301 (151–811) <0.05
Overall 1,712/1,558 (1,058–3,647) 1,729/1,604 (821–3,337) NS
  1. Values are means/medians (range). aWilcoxon rank-sum test. NS, not significant.