Table 3

Cumulative cost of medical-care services among patients with lung cancer receiving chemotherapy

Mean (USD)(%)


n = 4068

Inpatient

Acute hospital

24,619

19.6%

Outpatient Services*

Emergency Room

802

0.6%

Physician Office/Hospital Outpatient

Evaluation and Management

2,436

1.9%

Laboratory

1,227

1.0%

Radiology Diagnostic

6,881

5.5%

Radiology Therapeutic

6,054

4.8%

Nuclear Medicine

838

0.7%

All Surgery/Anesthesia

1,654

1.3%

Blood & Transfusion

144

0.1%

Physical & Occupational Therapy

143

0.1%

Medical & Surgical Supplies

697

0.6%

Chemo administration

2,054

1.6%

Mental health-care

25

0.0%

Other

14,274

11.3%

Subtotal

36,426

28.9%

Home Health/Hospice/Skilled Nursing

1,531

1.2%

Other

4,291

3.4%

Total

43,050

34.2%

Medication

Chemotherapy

27,924

22.2%

G-CSF

2,968

2.4%

ESAs

4,526

3.6%

Pain, sedatives, antidepressants

1,693

1.3%

Anti-infectives

345

0.3%

Anti-emetics

2,500

2.0%

Bisphosphonates

1,133

0.9%

Biologics

2,783

2.2%

Gastrointestinal

536

0.4%

Electrolytes, Caloric, Water

58

0.0%

Cardiovascular

606

0.5%

Blood products & Anticoagulants

976

0.8%

Other

12,132

9.6%

Total

58,179

46.2%

TOTAL

125,849

100.0%


*Other than medication administration

Vera-Llonch et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:305   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-305

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