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Table 3 Utilization of emergency medical services in the two compared subgroups

From: Comparisons of medical utilizations and categorical diagnoses of emergency visits between the elderly with catastrophic illness certificates and those without

  Catastrophic illness Non-catastrophic illness pvalue
ED-visited subjects 7,281 32,512  
Averaged ED visits per 1,000 persons monthly (95% CI) 61.62 (59.22 , 64.01) 33.53 (32.34 , 34.71)  
Mean (S.D.) of drug cost per visit ($NT) 324.6 (1334.3) 311.6 (9417.1) 0.779
Mean (S.D.) of treatment cost per visit ($NT) 3402.1 (5279.4) 2336.3 (3426.0) <0.001
Mean (S.D.) of total medical cost per visit ($NT) 4367.2 (5804.4) 3260.6 (10138.4) <0.001
  1. 95% CI: 95% Confidence Interval.