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Table 3 Healthcare-related costs in the year after index date for CAP cases and PS-matched controls

From: Burden of community-acquired pneumonia, predisposing factors and health-care related costs in patients with cancer

  CAP Comparator   
  Mean costs in € (SD) Mean costs in € (SD) SMD p-value
Lung cancer Cases n = 1529 Controls n = 1529   
 Hospital 14,873 (15,154) 11,306 (13,888) 0.25 <  0.001
 Ambulatory care 1846 (2651) 1701 (2344) 0.06 0.008
 Drug treatment 4037 (7323) 3748 (7611) 0.04 <  0.001
 Remedies and aids 592 (1423) 480 (1113) 0.09 0.008
 Overall 21,349 (18,366) 17,235 (16,959) 0.23 <  0.001
Hematological malignancy Cases n = 731 Controls n = 731   
 Hospital 18,417 (32,041) 9452 (22,544) 0.32 <  0.001
 Ambulatory care 1762 (2143) 1588 (1636) 0.09 0.669
 Drug treatment 8258 (14,315) 7671 (16,793) 0.04 <  0.001
 Remedies and aids 532 (1462) 432 (1015) 0.08 0.202
 Overall 28,969 (37,142) 19,143 (30,158) 0.29 <  0.001
Breast cancer Cases n = 359 Controls n = 359   
 Hospital 8709 (14,101) 2823 (5126) 0.55 <  0.001
 Ambulatory care 2438 (2461) 1535 (1634) 0.43 <  0.001
 Drug treatment 6074 (11,891) 3310 (8392) 0.27 <  0.001
 Remedies and aids 741 (1210) 547 (1035) 0.17 0.02
 Overall 17,962 (19,988) 8214 (11,572) 0.60 <  0.001
Cancer of the gastrointestinal tract Cases n = 665 Controls = 665   
 Hospital 13,827 (19,832) 7286 (13,957) 0.38 <  0.001
 Ambulatory care 1420 (1896) 1287 (1363) 0.08 0.352
 Drug treatment 4448 (9923) 3647 (9660) 0.08 <  0.001
 Remedies and aids 833 (1834) 691 (1486) 0.09 0.019
 Overall 20,527 (23,499) 12,911 (18,539) 0.36 <  0.001
Renal/urinary tract cancer Cases n = 371 Controls 371   
 Hospital 12,558 (16,485) 6605 (15,657) 0.37 <  0.001
 Ambulatory care 1118 (978) 1283 (1339) 0.14 0.014
 Drug treatment 3131 (7697) 2398 (5834) 0.11 0.042
 Remedies and aids 624 (1182) 569 (1290) 0.04 0.029
 Overall 17,432 (19,579) 10,855 (17,639) 0.35 <  0.001
  1. CAP Community acquired pneumonia, SD standard deviation, SMD Standardized mean difference