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Table 4 Physician care 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
All-cause encounters in any place      
 N (%) of patients w/ ≥1 encounter 181 100.0% 176 97.2% 0.06
 Mean (SD) of encounters 15.4 14.1 20.7 22 <0.01
All-cause encounters in emergency departments/urgent care centers      
 N (%) of patients w/ ≥1 encounter 37 20.4% 56 30.9% 0.01
 Mean (SD) of encounters 0.5 1.4 0.8 1.8 0.05
All-cause encounters in inpatient acute care facilities      
 N (%) of patients w/ ≥1 encounter 78 43.1% 143 79.0% <0.01
 Mean (SD) of encounters 4.5 9.3 10.5 16.1 <0.01
All-cause encounters in offices/outpatient clinics      
 N (%) of patients w/ ≥1 encounter 161 89.0% 127 70.2% <0.01
 Mean (SD) of encounters 4.3 5.1 3.5 4.6 0.03
All-cause encounters in outpatient hospitals      
 N (%) of patients w/ ≥1 encounter 88 48.6% 84 46.4% 0.63
 Mean (SD) of encounters 1.5 2.9 1.5 3.1 0.92
All-cause encounters in other/unknown service places      
 N (%) of patients w/ ≥1 encounter 105 58.0% 107 59.1% 0.69
 Mean (SD) of encounters 4.7 6.5 4.5 6.7 0.7