Table 3

Healthcare resource utilization in tibia shaft fracture patients by nonunion status
All tibia fractures N = 853: N (%) With nonunion N = 99: N (%) Without nonunion N = 754: N (%) P Values †
Tibia Fracture Related Visits
Inpatient 368 (43.1%) 64 (64.60%) 304 (40.30%) < 0.001
Outpatient 751 (88.0%) 86 (86.90%) 665 (88.20%) 0.7
Physical Therapy 379 (44.4%) 59 (59.60%) 320 (42.40%) 0.0012
Emergency Room 67 (7.90%) 6 (6.10%) 61 (8.10%) 0.48
Total 853 (100.00%) 99 (100.00%) 754 (100.00%) NA
Non-Tibia Fracture Related Visits
Inpatient 300 (35.20%) 62 (62.60%) 238 (31.60%) < 0.001
Outpatient 853 (100.00%) 99 (100.00%) 754 (100.00%) NA
Emergency Room 287 (33.60%) 41 (41.40%) 246 (32.60%) 0.082
Total 853 (100.00%) 99 (100.00%) 754 (100.00%) NA
Total Visits
Inpatient 529 (62.00%) 85 (85.90%) 444 (58.90%) < 0.001
Outpatient 853 (100.00%) 99 (100.00%) 75 (400.00%) NA
Emergency Room 324 (38.00%) 44 (44.40%) 280 (7.10%) 0.16
Overall Total 853 (100.00%) 99 (100.00%) 754 (100.00%)

Notes: † P-value is based on the T-test.

Antonova et al.

Antonova et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:42   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-42

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