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Table 4 Mean 1-year productivity costs by ACS index event treatment strategy

From: Economic burden of illness of acute coronary syndromes: medical and productivity costs

Variables MM PCI CABG p-value*
Short-Term Disability Costs, $ (SD) n = 1,169 n = 1,034 n = 251  
≤30 days from index hospitalization 3,578 (10,131) 6,923 (13,510) 15,995 (19,100) a,b,c
> 30 days - 1 year from index hospitalization 2,470 (8,455) 2,298 (8,006) 1,340 (6,339) a,c
Total Short-Term Disability Costs 6,048 (13,446) 9,221 (15,631) 17,335 (19,987) a,b,c
Absenteeism Costs, $ (SD) n = 337 n = 230 n = 59  
≤30 days from index hospitalization 1,505 (2,038) 1,767 (2,257) 2,627 (2,995) n.s.
> 30 days - 1 year from index hospitalization 8,320 (8,379) 7,692 (7,581) 12,332 (12,281) a,c
Total Absenteeism Costs 9,826 (9,808) 9,460 (9,067) 14,960 (14,623) a,c
  1. *n.s. = not significant; a = p < 0.05 CABG vs. PCI; b = p < 0.05 MM vs. PCI; c = p < 0.05 MM vs. CABG.
  2. CABG = coronary artery bypass graft; MM = medical management; PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention; SD = standard deviation.