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Table 1 Direct cost of treatment for hyperkinetic disorder, epilepsy, and asthma in Germany for the age group < 15 years, shown by diagnosis and type of treatment.

From: Change in the direct cost of treatment for children and adolescents with hyperkinetic disorder in Germany over a period of four years

Diagnosis/Treatment Total cost of treatment for 2002 in millions Total cost of treatment for 2004 in millions Total cost of treatment for 2006 in millions
Hyperkinetic disorder € 158 (100%) € 205 (100%) € 287 (100%)
   Inpatient treatment € 73 (46.2%) € 93 (45.4%) € 112 (39.0%)
   Outpatient treatment € 12 (7.6%) € 14 (6.8%) € 21 (7.3%)
   Medication (outpatients) € 12 (7.6%) € 28 (13.7%) € 81 (28.2%)
   Other treatment costs € 61 (38.6%) € 70 (34.2%) € 73 (25.4%)
Epilepsy € 157 (100%) € 155 (100%) € 155 (100%)
   Inpatient treatment € 74 (47.1%) € 73 (47.1%) € 73 (47.1%)
   Outpatient treatment € 9 (5.7%) € 8 (5.2%) € 9 (5.8%)
   Medication (outpatients) € 22 (14.0%) € 24 (15.5%) € 24 (15.5%)
   Other treatment costs € 52 (33.1%) € 50 (32.3%) € 49 (31.6%)
Asthma € 266 (100%) € 257 (100%) € 272 (100%)
   Inpatient treatment € 92 (34.6%) € 83 (32.3%) € 82 (30.1%)
   Outpatient treatment € 27 (10.2%) € 32 (12.5%) € 40 (14.7%)
   Medication (outpatients) € 103 (38.7%) € 98 (38.1%) € 105 (38.6%)
   Other treatment costs € 44 (16.5%) € 44 (17.1%) € 45 (16.5%)