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Table 4 Economic evaluation

From: Organizing medical oncology care at a regional level and its subsequent impact on the quality of early breast cancer management: a before-after study

Variable Overall   Reference centre   Peripheral centres  
  Before After p Before After p Before After p
CHEMOTHERAPY          
Hospitalization costs to receive chemotherapy 1,287 ± 1,416 1,172 ± 1,556 0.33 1,382 ± 1,407 1,304 ± 1,536 0.62 1,198 ± 1,424 1,020 ± 1,569 0.26
0 [0 – 7,204] 0 [0 – 7,204]   2,275 [0–6,445] 0 [0–7,204]   0 [0–7,204] 0 [0–6,445]  
Chemotherapy drugs 1,698 ± 2,463 1,877 ± 2,435 0.53 1,766 ± 2,556 2,173 ± 2,494 0.85 1,634 ± 2,377 1,535 ± 2,325 0.22
0 [0 – 10,521] 0 [0 – 7,614]   163 [0–7,554] 0 [0–7,614]   0 [0–10,521] 0 [0–6,309]  
Transport to receive chemotherapy 551 ± 366 253 ± 433 0.20 319 ± 434 325 ± 491 0.59 187 ± 275 170 ± 338 0.10
0 [0 – 1,868] 0 [0 – 2,701]   195 [0–1,839] 0 [0–2,701]   0 [0–1,868] 0 [0 – 2,094]  
Overall (all patients) 3,236 ± 3,753 3,301 ± 4,080 0.73 3,466 ± 3,812 3,803 ± 4,154 0.69 3,018 ± 3,694 2,726 ± 3,927 0.31
0 [0 – 14,219] 3,301 [0 – 13,483]   2,870 [0–11,305] 0 [0–13,483]   0 [0–14,219] 0 [0–10,402]  
INTERCURRENT HOSPITALIZATIONS          
Hospitalization 281 ± 1,311 136 ± 589 0.29 169 ± 940 95 ± 784 0.67 389 ± 1,581 183 ± 938 0.38
0 [0 – 13,725] 0 [0 – 9,297]   0 [0–6,617] 0 [0–9,297]   0 [0–13,725] 0 [0–7,282]  
Transport to be hospitalized 6 ± 40 3 ± 19 0.30 3 ± 18 3 ± 18 0.69 10 ± 53 4 ± 20 0.38
0 [0 – 470] 0 [0 – 206]   0 [0–150] 0 [0–168]   0 [0–470] 0 [0–206]  
Overall 288 ± 1,347 139 ± 872 0.29 172 ± 956 100 ± 794 0.67 398 ± 1,626 187 ± 954 0.38
0 [0 – 14,195] 0 [0 – 9,344]   0 [0–6,767] 0 [0–9,344]   0 [0–14,195] 0 [0–7,356]  
OVERALL COST OF MANAGEMENT 3,524 ± 4,242 3,441 ± 4,239 0.53 3,638 ± 4,074 3,901 ± 4,236 0.77 3,416 ± 4,406 2,913 ± 4,193 0.20
1,065 [0 – 21,673] 0 [0 – 15,316]   2,893 [0–17,176] 0 [0–15,316]   0 [0–21,674] 0 [0–14,067]  
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