Table 3 Comparison of costs of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and thrombolysis
StudyCost
PCIThrombolysisPHT
Hammersmith32£6 681£8 248
de Boer et al3317 31616 681
PAMI3423 46826 904
CAPTIM3523 61026 103
  • Charges are given in US$ unless otherwise stated. It should be noted that, when professional fees were taken into account in the PAMI study, although charges were still favourable towards PCI, there was no statistically significant difference between the two treatment options.

  • PHT, pre-hospital thrombolysis.