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Table 5 Per patient annum average healthcare cost (AUD$) from PAH diagnosis

From: The economic burden of systemic sclerosis related pulmonary arterial hypertension in Australia

Per annum cost from PAH diagnosisHospitalization
mean±SD
median (IQR)
ED Presentation
mean±SD
median (IQR)
Ambulatory care
mean±SD
median (IQR)
Total healthcare cost
mean±SD
median (IQR)
1st year of diagnosis
 mean cost11,016 ± 22,971283 ± 6263,019 ± 4,62614,319 ± 27,040
 median cost1,008 (0-11,133)0 (0-374)2,458 (0-3,979)4,125 (0-15,666)
2nd year of diagnosis
 mean cost7,240 ± 18,511222 ± 4532,190 ± 2,3379,653 ± 19,833
 median cost0 (0 – 4,766)0 (0-360)1,740 (416-3,168)2,737 (668 – 8,924)
3rd year of diagnosis
 mean cost6,002 ± 12,527291 ± 6402,029 ± 2,0688,324 ± 13,748
 median cost0 (0-6,204)0 (0-384)1,554 (210 – 3,144)3,579 (429-9,486)
4th year of diagnosis
 mean cost6,233 ± 13,729199 ± 3791,904 ± 2,1568,336 ± 14,871
 median cost0 (0-6,962)0 (0-384)1,373 (0-2,988)2,446 (0-10,980)
5th year of diagnosis
 mean cost5,080 ± 11,575178 ± 4331,890 ± 2,4027,149 ± 12,903
 median cost0 (0-1,681)0 (0-0)1,178 (0-2,908)1,755 (0-6,602)
  1. Abbreviations: pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), emergency department (ED) Medical Benefit Schedule (MBS), standard deviation (SD), interquartile range (IQR)
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