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Table 3 Prescription use and charges before and after Parathyroidectomy

From: Healthcare use and costs before and after parathyroidectomy in patients on dialysis

  Before (N = 181) After (N = 181) P value
Patients with medication use for: (N,%)      
  Any prescriptions for SHPT management 121 66.9% 142 78.5% <0.01
  Calcimimetics 63 34.8% 21 11.6% <0.01
  Bisphosphonates 0 0.0% 0 0.0% NA
  Phosphate binders 98 54.1% 95 52.5% 0.7
  Teriparatide 0 0.0% 0 0.0% NA
  Raloxifen 1 0.6% 0 0.0% 1
  Vitamin D 21 11.6% 107 59.1% <0.01
Number of filled scripts: (Mean, SD)      
  All prescriptions 22.8 20.4 27.9 23.3 <0.01
  Prescriptions for SHPT management 2.6 3.3 3.2 3.2 0.05
Average monthly charges of scripts filled for: ($; Mean, SD)      
  All prescriptions 445 459 331 358 <0.01
  Prescriptions for SHPT management 486 507 226 288 <0.01