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Table 4 Mean costs related to the index AOM episode by setting and age group during 2013–2014

From: Trends in healthcare utilization and costs associated with acute otitis media in the United States during 2008–2014

Age group Setting Proportion of episodes (%)a Mean cost per episode (US$) (95% CI)
Overall All   218.3 (217.7–218.9)
  Hospitalized 0.1 1592.9 (1422.0–1763.8)
  ED/UC 10.7 329.6 (328.2–331.0)
  Outpatient 91.2 199.0 (198.4–199.6)
<  1 y All   344.2 (341.0–347.4)
  Hospitalized 0.2 1977.9 (1289.3–2666.5)
  ED/UC 8.8 528.3 (520.6–536.0)
  Outpatient 95.1 309.8 (306.8–312.8)
1 y All   338.2 (335.3–341.1)
  Hospitalized 0.1 1780.6 (1401.0–2160.2)
  ED/UC 10.1 504.5 (498.2–510.8)
  Outpatient 93.6 304.6 (301.7–307.5)
2–4 y All   248.1 (246.4–249.8)
  Hospitalized 0.1 1480.5 (1205.2–1755.8)
  ED/UC 9.5 388.9 (385.1–392.7)
  Outpatient 92.8 226.1 (224.3–227.9)
5–17 y All   186.1 (185.0–187.2)
  Hospitalized 0.1 1465.5 (1087.8–1843.2)
  ED/UC 10.4 293.6 (291.4–295.8)
  Outpatient 91.0 170.1 (169.0–171.2)
18–49 y All   177.6 (176.6–178.6)
  Hospitalized 0.1 1737.1 (1312.5–2161.7)
  ED/UC 14.4 278.8 (276.7–280.9)
  Outpatient 87.3 156.5 (155.5–157.5)
50–64 y All   188.8 (187.3–190.3)
  Hospitalized 0.1 1844.9 (1359.4–2330.4)
  ED/UC 8.5 274.5 (269.9–279.1)
  Outpatient 92.7 176.9 (175.4–178.4)
65–74 y All   201.4 (196.3–206.5)
  Hospitalized 0.3 1257.3 (320.9–2193.7)
  ED/UC 5.7 269.8 (253.1–286.5)
  Outpatient 95.3 191.3 (187.1–195.5)
75–84 y All   206.9 (200.4–213.4)
  Hospitalized 0.5 1011 (573.8–1448.2)
  ED/UC 4.7 318.2 (284.3–352.1)
  Outpatient 96.2 194.4 (188.4–200.4)
≥ 85 y All   218.9 (208.3–229.5)
  Hospitalized 0.8 704.0 (350.9–1057.1)
  ED/UC 4.1 407.9 (340.3–475.5)
  Outpatient 96.5 203.8 (194.1–213.5)
  1. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval, ED emergency department, UC urgent care
  2. aPatients may have received several services, so total may be > 100%