Table 4

Annual healthcare utilisation and medical costs per patient, per type of treatment (n=80)

Healthcare resourcePatients using resource, n (%)Mean resource consumption (% of all healthcare visits)Mean (SD) medical costsMedian (IQR) medical costs
Treatments (units)
Physiotherapy*67 (84)3.6 (33)€120 (363)€0 (0–156)
Shockwave35 (44)2.6 (24)€86 (222)€0 (0–99)
Acupuncture/dry needling16 (20)1.7 (16)€55 (267)€0 (0–0)
Laser therapy/EPTE7 (9)0.33 (3)€11 (47)€0 (0–0)
Injection therapy†8 (10)0.06 (0.6)€2 (9)€0 (0–0)
  • *‘Regular physiotherapy treatment’ (eg, exercise therapy, massage therapy and taping) performed by a physiotherapist.

  • †Prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroids.

  • EPTE, therapeutic percutaneous electrolysis.