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Table 4 Comparisons of costs among subsets of variables identified in univariate analysis (n=367)

From: Costs associated with febrile neutropenia in solid tumor and lymphoma patients – an observational study in Singapore

Variables Reference (r) Comparator (c) Out-of-pocket patient payments, 2012 US$ Total hospital cost, 2012 US$
Mean difference (r-c) p value@ Mean difference (r-c) p value@
Cancer type Lymphoma Breast CA 1,822 < 0.001* 3,662 < 0.001*
Gastrointestinal CA 1,462 0.411 2,415 0.634
Head & Neck CA 887 0.999 1,995 0.94
Lung CA 1,528 0.098 3,207 0.072
Sarcoma 1,058 1 2,703 0.988
Genitourinary CA 760 0.952 1,662 0.804
Gynecologic CA 512 1 1,945 1
Other/Unknown CA 1,986 0.969 3,853 0.87
Admission source Inpatient referral NCCS clinic 1,501 0.002* 3,567 < 0.001*
ED admission 1,591 0.003* 3,517 < 0.001*
Age in years 18-40 yrs 41-60 yrs 926 0.002*   
61-80 yrs 864 0.005*
Ward class A1 B1 1,496 0.763   
B2 3,549 < 0.001*   
C 3,645 < 0.001*   
B1 A1 -1,496 0.763   
B2 2,053 < 0.001*   
C 2,149 < 0.001*   
  1. ED = emergency department; NCCS = National Cancer Centre Singapore; CA = cancer; * significant at α = 0.05 after Bonferroni correction; @ Conducted by using Scheffe’s Test with Bonferroni correction.