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Table 2 Total healthcare resource use per spinal metastases patient from treatment initiation until death

From: Healthcare costs attributable to the treatment of patients with spinal metastases: a cohort study with up to 8 years follow-up

  T1 (n = 419) T2 (n = 51) T3 (n = 79) T4 (n = 80)
  Mean CI Mean CI Mean CI Mean CI
Primary sector (n)        
GP 14.5 (13.6-15.4) 30.8 (27.0-35.2) 36.0 (33.2-39.2) 34.1 (31.2-37.4)
MS 0.6 (0.5-0.8) 1.5 (1.0-2.1) 1.3 (0.8-2.0) 0.8 (0.6-1.2)
Therapists 4.7 (3.8-5.7) 6.6 (3.7-10.5) 8.6 (5.6-12.1) 9.7 (7.0-12.5)
Other 0.2 (0.2-0.3) 0.4 (0.2-0.6) 0.34 (0.2-0.5) 0.7 (0.5-0.9)
Hospital sector (n)         
Outpatient 16.1 (14.4-17.9) 14.3 (10.8-18.0) 18.7 (14.9-23.7) 24.7 (20.0-29.8)
ER 1.2 (1.1-1.3) 0.7 (0.4-0.9) 0.3 (0.2-0.5) 0.3 (0.2-0.4)
Inpatient         
Admissions 4.4 (4.1-4.7) 6.9 (6.0-7.9) 7.2 (6.4-7.9) 7.9 (7.0-8.8)
Bed days 25.4 (22.9-27.9) 39.2 (32.0-46.9) 45.6 (38.4-54.0) 46.1 (39.4-53.1)
Hospice (n)         
Admissions 0.2 (0.2-0.3) 0.2 (0.0-0.4) 0.2 (0.1-0.4) 0.4 (0.2-0.6)
Bed days 4.1 (2.9-5.5) 1.7 (0.1-5.5) 5.3 (1.9-10.2) 11.9 (4.8-22.5)
  1. ER Emergency room, GP general practitioner, MS medical specialist, T1 conservative, T2 decompression, T3 decompression + instrumentation T4 decompression + instrumentation + reconstruction.