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Table 1 General medical service use and expenses for patients with facial palsy

From: Analysis of medical services provided to patients with peripheral facial palsy in Korea: a descriptive, cross-sectional study of the health insurance review and assessment service national patient sample database

  Number of patients (%) Total expensea Expense per patienta Number of visitsb Days of treatmentc
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Total
 Total 4790 (100) 1,894,107 395 933 14.2 25.0 15.8 28.3
 KM user 2608 (54.4) 517,616 198 357 10.4 18.9 10.8 19.4
 WM users 1114 (23.3) 349,960 314 1453 5.3 20.1 7.8 29.5
 Users of both 1068 (22.3) 1,026,531 961 985 32.8 32.5 36.3 34.9
Outpatientsd
 Total 4690 (100) 1,271,710 271 445 13.2 22.6 14.2 25.2
 KM users 2631 (56.1) 911,425 346 344 10.6 19.0 11.0 19.5
 WM users 1057 (22.5) 120,011 114 168 3.6 8.1 5.3 21.6
 Users of both 1002 (21.4) 635,995 635 638 30.1 31.1 31.9 32.7
Inpatientse
 Total 519 (100) 622,397 1199 2141 12.1 28.2 17.5 31.3
 KM users 107 (20.6) 98,024 916 674 12.5 10.2 12.6 10.3
 WM users 324 (62.4) 370,645 1144 2595 9.6 33.8 16.6 37.7
 Users of both 88 (17.0) 153,728 1747 1153 21.0 15.8 26.6 17.6
  1. KM Korean traditional medicine, WM Western medicine, SD standard deviation
  2. aExpense of items determined to be eligible for reimbursement by the HIRA (Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service) out of the total treatment amount was indicated in the submitted insurance claim statement. This was converted to U.S. Dollars on October 12, 2018 (USD 1.00 = South Korean Won 1130)
  3. bNumber of visits: Days of visits to actual medical institutions such as hospitals
  4. cDays of treatment: Number of treatment days, including drug prescription days
  5. dOutpatients: Patients with at least one outpatient visit
  6. eInpatients: Patients who used inpatient services at least once