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Table 3 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 pre-inclusion period

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 Puglia Care (95% CI) Usual care (95% CI) IRR (95% CI)
N° unplanned hospitalizations 12.1 (10.7–13.8) 11.7 (10.6–12.9) 1.04 (0.88–1.22)
Days of unplanned hospitalizations 87.8 (83.7–92.0) 94.2 (91.0–97.6) 0.93 (0.88–1.00)
Total cost of hospitalizations 86,189 (86060–86,319) 77,962 (77868–78,056) 1.10 (1.10–1.11)*
Cost of unplanned hospitalizations 42,458 (42367–42,549) 41,548 (41480–41,617) 1.02 (1.01–1.02)*
Cost of drugs 81,641 (81515–81,767) 67,868 (67780–67,956) 1.20 (1.20–1.20)*
Cost of out-patient specialistic visits 32,783 (32704–32,863) 33,243 (33182–33,305) 0.99 (0.98–0.99)*
  1. *p < 0.05
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