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Table 7 Patient, provincial healthcare, and insurance costs for patients with rotator cuff disorders

From: Evaluating quality of care for patients with rotator cuff disorders

Cost variable Overall (n = 171)
Mean (SD)
Calgary (n = 96)
Mean (SD)
Edmonton (n = 75)
Mean (SD)
p value* Cost ratioa
Patient 391.86 (642.36) 284.80 (385.93) 528.89 (822.02) 0.02 0.54
Provincial healthcare 2569.22 (1721.58) 2392.86 (1715.65) 2794.98 (1714.08) 0.17 0.86
Private insurance companies 1580.11 (2016.03) 1154.39 (1357.91) 2125.04 (2536.48) 0.003 0.54
Total 4541.19 (2953.23) 3832.05 (2284.83) 5448.91 (3368.47) 0.001 0.70
  1. *p-value significant at < 0.05
  2. aCost ratio = ratio of costs for Calgary group patients to costs for Edmonton group patients
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