TABLE 3

Statutory health insurance costs for outpatient therapy in children: medication

Medication#Costs/day (rounded up)CostsCosts post-hospital stay
Rifampicin+€2.59€466.20€401.45 (155 days)
Isoniazid§€0.34€61.20€52.70 (155 days)
Pyrazinamideƒ€1.25€75.00€43.75 (35 days)
€602.40€497.90

#: Based always on the smallest pack available for the necessary minimum period of treatment. The daily therapy costs are calculated from the quotient between the intake quantity stated in the dosing instructions and the pack quantity and multiplied by the number of treatment days. : Based on an average treatment period of 180 days for isoniazid and rifampicin, and 60 days for pyrazinamide using the recommended maximum dose in each case. +: Eremfat 600 Tbl., one tablet taken once a day as instructed (maximum dose 600 mg). §: ISOZID comp 300 Tbl., one tablet taken once a day as instructed (maximal dose 300 mg). ƒ: Pyrazinamide 500 Tbl., four tablets taken once a day as instructed (in children maximal dose 2 g).