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Table 4 Healthcare resource use and costs according to MS type

From: Impact on healthcare resource utilization of multiple sclerosis in Spain

  RRMS PPMS Total p-value
N = 152 N = 70 N = 222  
Annual number per patient, mean (SD)
Medical visits, primary care 8.9 (5.9) 10.0 (7.1) 9.1 (6.0) 0.426
Medical visits, specialists 2.3 (1.6) 3.3 (1.7) 2.4 (1.7) 0.012
Laboratory tests 2.9 (2.8) 3.3 (1.8) 3.0 (2.7) 0.589
Radiology tests 1.6 (2.0) 3.3 (2.2) 1.8 (2.1) 0.001
Additional tests 1.7 (2.6) 4.6 (4.1) 2.1 (3.0) <0.001
Hospitalisation days 1.4 (4.0) 5.4 (6.3) 1.9 (4.6) <0.001
Hospital emergencies 1.3 (1.3) 1.7 (1.8) 1.4 (1.4) 0.237
Work productivity losses, days 177 (174.1) 123.3 (175.2) 169.9 (174.7) 0.190
  1. MS multiple sclerosis, PPMS primary progressive MS, RRMS relapsing remitting MS, SD standard deviation