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Table 3 Total number of tests performed, total cost of the tests and corresponding % variations pre-CDSS implementation and post-CDSS implementation per ward for the intervention and control groups

From: Economic and organizational impact of a clinical decision support system on laboratory test ordering

  Wards N. tests 2014 N. tests 2015 % tests Total cost 2014 (euros) Total cost 2015 (euros) % costs
Intervention Cardiology 5007 4820 -3.73% 19122.35 17980.35 -5.97%
  Medicine 41499 34040 -17.97% 165002.5 135712.9 -17.75%
  Total 46506 38860 -16.44% 184124.85 153693 -16.53%
Control Post-Acute and Long-term care 3959 4125 4.19% 14950.75 14674.9 -1.85%
  Coronary Intensive Care 2989 2559 -14.39% 13309.5 10643.9 -20.03%
  Medicine (University) 9334 10209 9.37% 41856 46045 10.01%
  Total 16282 16893 3.75% 70116.25 71363.8% 1.78%
  1. Bold entries correspond to the totals