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Table 4 Costs in different care pathways

From: One-year resource utilisation, costs and quality of life in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial

Cost category N Mean (95 % CI) Median 25th Centile 75th Centile
Hospital costs      
Initial ICU stay (all patients) 795     
 Total cost   £26,857 (£25,222–£28,491) £21,067 £11,654 £34,263
 Daily cost   £1738 (£1667–£1810) £1607 £1494 £1760
Post-ICU (ICU survivors) 446     
 Total cost   £19,195 (£15,936–£22,455) £7380 £2673 £20,665
 Daily cost   £732 (£643–£821) £297 £297 £1476
Hospital stay (all patients) 795     
 Total cost   £37,626 (£34,866–£40,385) £25,013 £13,991 £46,802
 Daily cost   £1446 (£1406–£1486) £1516 £1051 £1711
Post-hospital costs (1-year survivors)      
Costs to the NHSa 169 £3935 (£2917–£4953) £1676 £554 £5000
Costs to the patient and their carersb 91 £3556 (£2332–£4780) £395 0 £5411
 Patient OOP expenses 169 £93 (£9.6–£176.4) £0 £0 £0
 Patient lost earnings 169 £2836 (£1856–£3816) £0 £0 £2500
 Carer OOP expenses 95 £565 (£305–£824) £18 £0 £270
 Carer lost earnings 93 £503 (£153–£854) £0 £0 £0
Costs at 1 year (all patients)c 795 £44,077 (£41,168–£46,985) £31,533 £20,415 £53,786
Costs at 1 year (1-year survivors)c 388 £54,759 (£50,357–£59,162) £42,244 £29,170 £63,319
Cost per 1-year survivord 388 £90,206 (£84,536–£96,134)    
  1. aBased on 170 patients with questionnaires completed at both 6 and 12 months
  2. bBased on 95 carers with questionnaires completed at both 6 and 12 months and based on 91 patients/carer questionnaires with complete information
  3. cPost-hospital costs for patients with incomplete information at 6 months and/or 12 months were imputed
  4. dSum of costs among all patients, divided by the number of survivors