|ALD-related health care resource use among patients with HCV and ALD (cases), by ALD type at index diagnosis|
|Overall1||Decompensated cirrhosis||Hepatocellular carcinoma||P-value2|
|Percent with a hospitalization (1 yr follow-up)||43.8%||45.0%||37.0%||0.224|
|Hospital admissions (PPPM)|
|Hospital days (PPPM)|
|Percent with an outpatient service (1 yr follow-up)||89.0%||90.4%||87.7%||0.416|
|Outpatient office/clinic services (PPPM)|
|Percent with other resource use (1 yr follow-up)||5.5%||4.2%||26.0%||<.001|
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. ALD-related resource use includes all claims with an ALD-related code.
1 “Overall” includes 22 patients with an index event defined by either a liver transplant procedure or a diagnosis code indicating history of a liver transplant.
2Calculated with the Fisher Exact 2-tailed test used for comparison of proportions, and the Wilcoxon test for comparison of means.
3Patients may have received multiple outpatient services on the same day, including hospital outpatient, physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, clinic, or other outpatient services.
4 "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