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Table 4 Health-care services utilization and total costs associated with bladder cancer. (Time window: from four months before radical cystectomy up to 1 year post surgery; Costs 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 (% of the total study population) Total Units Total costs (Canadian dollars)
PRE-SURGERY COSTS (n = 2759)
Pre-urologist consultations (all specialties confounded) 2332 (84.5 %) 9931 2 040 407
Post-urologist consultations (all specialties confounded) 2155 (78.1 %) 8853 1 906 147
Urologist consultations 2731 (99 %) 10 975 385 244
Cystoscopies 1896 (68.7 %) 2103 577 135
TURBTs 2058 (74.6 %) 2274 4 340 247
Imaging (physician fees) 2532 (91.7 %) 5658 551 684
RADICAL CYSTECTOMY COSTS
Radical cystectomy 2759 (100 %) 2759 52 372 057
POST-SURGERY COSTS
Post-operative urologist consultations 2606 (94.5 %) 22 697 1 073 025
Post-operative consultations (all specialties confounded) 2742 (99.4 %) 81 562 5 594 774
Post-operative medical oncologist consultations 809 (29.3 %) 7728 406 170
Post-operative imaging (physician fees) 2535 (92.1 %) 10 716 945 316
Post-operative complications 811 (29.4 %) 2839 4 356 127