Table 2

All-cause health care resource use among patients with HCV and ALD (cases) and matched patients with HCV and no ALD (comparison)
Patients with HCV and ALD (Cases) Patients with HCV and without ALD (Comparison) Difference P-value1
N 1,193 1,193
Inpatient
Percent with ≥1 hospitalization (1 yr follow-up) 73.6% 27.1% 46.5% < .001
Hospital admissions (PPPM) < .001
Mean 0.3 0.1 0.3
SD 0.4 0.1
Median 0.2 0.0
Hospital days (PPPM) < .001
Mean 1.9 0.3 1.6
SD 2.9 0.8
Median 0.7 0.0
Outpatient Services2
Percent with ≥1 outpatient service (1 yr follow-up) 99.2% 96.1% 3.1% < .001
Outpatient office/clinic services (PPPM) < .001
Mean 19.4 4.1 15.3
SD 24.2 4.7
Median 10.4 2.6
Pharmacy
Percent with ≥1 medication dispensed (1 yr follow-up) 89.8% 92.0% −2.2% 0.064
Medications dispensed (PPPM) 0.010
Mean 5.8 5.4 0.4
SD 4.5 4.3
Median 5.2 4.6
Other Services3
Percent with at least 1 other resource use claim 91.3% 88.4% 2.9% 0.025

Source: Florida Medicaid database: claims with dates of service between July 1, 1998 and June 30, 2008.

Notes: Percentages are those with the resource use of interest at any time during the year.

1 Calculated with the Fisher Exact 2-tailed test used for comparison of proportions, and the Wilcoxon test for comparison of means.

2 Patients may have received multiple outpatient services on the same day, including hospital outpatient, physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, clinic, or other outpatient services.

3 "Other" services include nursing home, home health, hospice, and other services.

ALD advanced liver disease, HCV hepatitis C virus, PPPM per-patient-per-month.

Menzin et al.

Menzin et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:459   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-459

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