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Table 3 The cost differences for patients in the experimental group and the comparison group

From: Utilization and cost of a new model of care for managing acute knee injuries: the Calgary acute knee injury clinic

Cost Variable Experimental Group (C-AKIC) n = 138 Comparison Group (Current State) n = 136 pValue* 95% Confidence Interval Cost Ratio**
Mean SD Mean SD
Patient 647.51 1825.54 1855.64 4615.32 <0.005 375.54 -2040.73 0.35
Provincial healthcare 1205.32 1757.52 3595.02 2042.31 <0.001 1934.82 -2844.57 0.34
Insurance 687.24 795.17 1503.67 1247.79 <0.001 566.64 -1066.22 0.46
MRI 109.32 215.50 331.88 288.59 <0.001 161.75 -283.36 0.33
Total 2549.59 3172.73 6954.33 5953.35 <0.001 3265.86 -5543.62 0.37
  1. *t-test for independent samples.
  2. **Cost ratio = ratio of costs for experimental group to costs for comparison group.