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Table 7 Health care costs (in Swiss Francs) of IBD patients treated with or without biologics in 2014 (n = 4812)

From: Trends in prevalence, mortality, health care utilization and health care costs of Swiss IBD patients: a claims data based study of the years 2010, 2012 and 2014

Mean (SD, median) No Biologics Biologics p a
Total 10,437 (15,146, 5833) 28,265 (12,970, 25,779) <0.001
Inpatient 2308 (8340, 0) 1887 (4790, 0) 0.3
Outpatient 5163 (6912, 3368) 6303 (4830, 4956) <0.001
 Primary care physicians 635 (777, 417) 551 (769, 285) <0.001
 Specialists 1516 (1854, 941) 2026 (2191, 1509) <0.001
 Others (e.g. paramedical) 3012 (6044, 1401) 3726 (3630, 2692) <0.001
Medications 2966 (5464, 1644) 20,075 (9486, 19,316) <0.001
  1. a p-values were calculated using Wilcoxon rank sum test