|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|
|Percent with ≥1 hospitalization (1 yr follow-up)||73.6%||27.1%||46.5%||< .001|
|Hospital admissions (PPPM)||< .001|
|Hospital days (PPPM)||< .001|
|Percent with ≥1 outpatient service (1 yr follow-up)||99.2%||96.1%||3.1%||< .001|
|Outpatient office/clinic services (PPPM)||< .001|
|Percent with ≥1 medication dispensed (1 yr follow-up)||89.8%||92.0%||−2.2%||0.064|
|Medications dispensed (PPPM)||0.010|
|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. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:459 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-459