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Table 2 Total intensive care unit costs with dexmedetomidine and current standard care sedatives, expressed as euros per patient

From: Dexmedetomidine versus standard care sedation with propofol or midazolam in intensive care: an economic evaluation

  Mean (SD) Difference in means, € Median (IQR) Difference in medians, €
Dexmedetomidine Standard care Dexmedetomidine Standard care
Pooled 19,609 (19,568) 21,258 (19,298) −1,649 11,864 (7,070-23,457) 14,520 (7,871-26,254) −2,656
MIDEX 20,342 (19,412) 22,878 (19,483) −2,536 12,871(8,126-25,147) 16,444 (8,955-27,676) −3,573
PRODEX 18,872 (19,735) 19,619 (19,008) −747 11,016 (6,781-21,696) 12,308 (6,787-25,247) −1,292
  1. In MIDEX, the standard care sedative was midazolam; in PRODEX, it was propofol. IQR, interquartile range; SD, standard deviation.