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Table 3 Total healthcare cost per month by baseline total calcium, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey

From: Impact of mineral and bone disorder on healthcare resource use and associated costs in the European Fresenius medical care dialysis population: a retrospective cohort study

  Baseline total calcium*, mmol/mL Total
< 2.10 ≥ 2.10 – ≤ 2.37 > 2.37 Missing
N patients 833 2980 1405 168 5386
Total cost per month (including patients with zero costs), 2006 €
  Mean 70.52 72.57 86.09 75.96 75.89
  SD 308.29 233.85 171.97 171.79 231.52
  Median 23.02 25.83 37.39 36.51 28.61
  Q1, Q3 7.34, 68.65 8.32, 79.72 9.88, 104.82 9.87, 78.81 8.55, 83.69
  Min, Max 0.00, 7518.35 0.00, 9533.54 0.00, 3790.69 0.00, 1766.00 0.00, 9533.54
Patients with total cost per month > €0, n (%) 759 (91) 2742 (92) 1274 (91) 163 (97) 4938 (92)
Cost of hospitalisations per month (including patients with zero costs), 2006 €
  Mean 26.33 21.08 19.91 32.71 21.95
  SD 303.23 221.58 150.74 171.24 219.56
  Median 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Q1, Q3 0.00, 0.00 0.00, 0.00 0.00, 0.00 0.00, 0.00 0.00, 0.00
  Min, Max 0.00, 7501.80 0.00, 9533.54 0.00, 3790.69 0.00, 1766.00 0.00, 9533.54
Patients with hospitalisation cost per month > €0, n (%) 33 (4) 136 (5) 74 (5) 11 (7) 254 (5)
Cost of medications per month (including patients with zero costs), 2006 €
  Mean 44.19 51.49 66.18 43.25 53.94
  SD 61.73 70.83 83.31 40.75 72.70
  Median 20.08 23.49 35.89 32.38 26.02
  Q1, Q3 6.32, 59.11 7.89, 70.28 9.26, 91.74 8.51, 64.91 8.04, 74.56
  Min, Max 0.00, 549.78 0.00, 709.97 0.00, 589.91 0.00, 159.19 0.00, 709.97
Patients with medication cost per month > €0, n (%) 754 (91) 2737 (92) 1269 (90) 160 (95) 4920 (91)
  1. *Mean total calcium during 3-month baseline period.