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Table 2 Incidence Rates of total number and days of unplanned hospitalizations and direct healthcare costs (in Euros) per 100 person/years and relative Incidence Rate Ratios in Care Puglia Group. Comparison pre-inclusion period and follow-up

From: The effects of the introduction of a chronic care model-based program on utilization of healthcare resources: the results of the Puglia care program

Outcomes Pre-inclusion (95% CI) Follow-up (95% CI) IRR (95% CI)
N° of unplanned hospitalizations 12.1 (10.7–13.8) 10.3 (9.1–11.7) 0.84 (0.80–0.99)*
Days of unplanned hospitalizations 87.8 (83.7–92.0) 92.6 (88.8–96.6) 1.04 (0.98–1.11)
Total cost of hospitalizations 86,189 (86060–86,319) 90,059 (89936–90,181) 1.03(1.03–1.03)*
Cost of unplanned hospitalizations 42,458 (42367–42,549) 39,572 (39491–39,653) 0.92 (0.91–0.92)*
Cost of drugs 81,641 (81515–81,767) 93,706 (93581–93,831) 1.14 (1.14–1.14)*
Cost of out-patient specialistic visits 32,783 (32704–32,863) 39,239 (39158–39,319) 1.19 (1.19–1.19)*
  1. *p < 0.05
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