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Table 3 Unit costs and calculation of the medication costs for the salicylic acid treatment

From: Cost-effectiveness of cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for the treatment of plantar warts: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial (EVerT trial)

Item Source Price inc.VATa
Verrugon 6 gb BNF 59 [14] £3.00
Fabric plastersc Boots the chemist [15]d £1.49
Padsc Felt-pads. Product PPD126 [16]d £2.30
  1. a VAT was applied at 17.5%b Cost of Verrugon tubes was based on the number of entire tubes usedc The number of plasters and pads used was based on the number of applications applied, which in turn was based on the number of Verrugon tubes used. Patients using one tube of Verrugon required sufficient plasters and pads for 28 applications. The number of boxes of felt pads used per patient was calculated by dividing the number of applications by the total number of pads in a box (36), rounded up to a whole number. The number of plasters used was calculated by dividing the number of applications by the number of plasters in a box (20), rounded up to a whole number.d Access date 10/06/2010