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Research Article

The Impact of Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain: Costs and Patients’ Burden

Table 3

Healthcare costs per CDP patient in euros divided by cost type.

Cost typeN visitseN patientsMean^ costs per resource user (CI)Mean^ cost per patient (CI)Cum. %

Daycare clinic340532,950.94 (2574–3328)1,955.00 (1565–2353)48
Physical therapy1112271,475.52 (965–1986)461.10 (245–676)60
Travel costs96479303.03 (232–374)299.24 (229–370)67
Psychosocial therapy208171,703.63 (615–2792)234.25 (51–417)73
Pain clinic88860292.37 (227–358)219.27 (163–275)78.5
CAM therapies224101,330.80 (427–2234)166.35 (30–303)82.5
Medication12667172.62 (108–237)144.56 (89–200)86
Extra requirements3691,128.89 (−36 to 2294)127.00 (−6 to 260)89
Rehabilitation26442,524.50 (−2273 to 7322)126.23 (−53 to 305)92
Home care1056h373.210 (1490–5010)118.25 (−3 to 325)95
Occupational physician22829259.45 (173–345)94.05 (53–135)97
Primary care16418300.67 (220–381)67.65 (35–100)98
Hospital nights4010528.89 (407–651)59.50 (20–99)99
Policlinic other924523.25 (−852 to 1899)26.16 (−19 to 72)99.5
Intensive care412,01525.18 (−24 to 75)100
Total healthcare costs804,015.38 (3251–4779)4,015.38 (3251–4779)

eVisits/events/services/volumes; hvolume in hours; ^bootstrapped mean; mean costs per patient = costs for all patients including cost per patients without visit/event/service (0€); CI = 95% confidence interval for mean: lower bound-upper bound.

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