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Table 4 12-Month Healthcare Utilization Rates and 90-day Surgical Side Effect Rates

From: The rate, cost and outcomes of parathyroidectomy in the united states dialysis population from 2016–2018

Outcome Before PTx After PTx Difference Lower CI Upper CI
Utilization rate (per person-year)
  Physician office visit 10.6 9.3 -1.3 -1.5 -1.0
  Dialysis visit 147.7 142.5 -5.2 -5.9 -4.4
  Hospitalization 1.2 2.5 1.4 1.3 1.5
  Hospitalization days 6.7 18.8 12.1 11.2 13.0
Surgical side effect rate (per 1,000 person-years)
  Hematoma or bleed 14.7 239.0 224.4 152.5 303.1
  Vocal cord paralysis 13.3 138.0 124.6 59.1 232.1
  Seroma 5.3 32.8 27.4 0.4 59.0
  Wound infection 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  1. Note: “Before” and “After” refer to the 12-month periods before and after parathyroidectomy (PTx) for utilization, and the 90-day periods before and after PTx for surgical side effects. CI = confidence interval