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Table 3 Average costs per patient attributable to the health continuum of care for bladder cancer. (Time window: from four months before radical cystectomy up to 1 year post surgery. Costs shown in Canadian dollars)

From: Health-care services utilization and costs associated with radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: a descriptive population-based study in the province of Quebec, Canada

  N (%) Mean and standard deviation (SD) of service units per patient Median (IQR) service units per patient Mean and standard deviation (SD) of costs per patient (Canadian dollars) Median and range of costs per patient (Canadian dollars)
PRE-SURGERY COSTS (n = 2759)
Pre-urologist consultations (all specialties confounded, excluding urologists) 2332 (84.5 %) Mean: 4.7 (SD: 5.17) Median: 3 (IQR: 2–6) Mean: 1006 (1299) Median: 450 (10–7834)
Post-urologist consultations (all specialties confounded, excluding urologists) 2155 (78.1 %) Mean: 4.3 (SD: 4.2) Median: 3 (IQR:2–5) Mean: 935 (1038) Median: 523 (6.2-6000)
Urologist consultations 2731 (99 %) Mean: 4.7 (SD: 3.8) Median: 4 (IQR:3–6) Mean: 162 (80) Median: 140 (17–1959)
Cystoscopies 1896 (68.7 %) Mean: 1.19 (SD: 0.46) Median: 1 (IQR: 1–1) Mean: 323 (37) Median: 273 (273–870)
TURBTs 2058 (74.6 %) Mean: 1.15 (SD: 0.39) Median: 1 (IQR:1–1) Mean: 2159 (773) Median: 1911 (1703–4115)
Imaging (physician fees) 2532 (91.7 %) Mean: 2.5 (SD: 1.55) Median: 2 (IQR: 1–3) Mean: 242 (154) Median: 205 (12-1397
RADICAL CYSTECTOMY COSTS
Radical cystectomy 2759 (100 %) 1 1 Mean: 18 979 (1168) Median: 18 440 (16 005–25 684)
POST-SURGERY COSTS
Post-operative urologist consultations 2606 (94.5 %) Mean: 4.7 (SD: 5.17) Median: 3 (IQR: 2–6) Mean: 437 (635) Median: 196 (17–9479)
Post-operative consultations (all specialties confounded, excluding urologists and medical oncologists) 2742 (99.4 %) Mean: 32 (SD: 29) Median: 24 (IQR: 13–41) Mean: 2232 (2275) Median: 1464 (17–27057)
Post-operative medical oncologist consultations 809 (29.3 %) Mean: 10 (SD: 10.9) Median: 7 (IQR: 2–14) Mean: 526 (579) Median: 346 (14.75-3860)
Post-operative imaging (physician fees) 2535 (92.1 %) Mean: 4.5 (SD: 3.3) Median: 4 (IQR: 2–6) Mean: 395 (307) Median: 311 (12.3-2845)
Post-operative complications 811 (29.4 %) Mean: 3.7 (SD: 3.36) Median: 3 (IQR: 2–5) Mean: 5703 (2076) Median: 5062 (4017–18878)