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Table 4 Medical costs* between groups with and without pneumonia acquired during RT (PNRT) by t-test

From: Incidence of pneumonia and risk factors among patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy

  PNRT  
  No Yes  
Variable N Mean SD N Mean SD p value
Overall medical costs (US$) 15,122 9744.7 4729.5 772 11,612.3 7520.5 < 0.0001
Average daily medical costs (US$) 15,122 119.8 66.1 772 187.9 98.3 < 0.0001
Length of stay 8257 22.9 29.6 693 27.6 26.0 < 0.0001
  1. *: Cost calculated for each patient within 90 days from the start of radiotherapy.