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Table 5 Univariate analysis of DRG based costs distributed by infectious condition

From: The impact of methicillin-resistant S. aureus on length of stay, readmissions and costs: a register based case-control study of patients hospitalized in Norway

Reimbursement (EUR) Cases (n = 95) Controls (n = 346) Linear regression with log(reimbursement) as outcome
  Median (IQR) Mean (SD) Median (IQR) Mean (SD) Coef 95% CI p-value
All patients (n = 95/441) 5174 (3347–9059) 13,233 (26,899) 3762 (2405–6669) 7198 (18,159) 0.37 0.19–0.54 <0.05
 • No infections (n = 42/227) 6423 (3603–8445) 13,208 (26,850) 3680 (2103–6669) 7797 (22,619) 0.48 0.22–0.74 <0.05
 • Any infection (n = 53/214) 4560 (3148–11,178) 13,252 (27,195) 4355 (3148–6326) 6511 (11,033) 0.21 −0.03 – 0.45 0.09
  - Non-severe infections (n = 31/131) 3450 (2523–5794) 8065 (18,243) 3347 (2523–5794) 5299 (12,802) 0.09 −0.25 – 0.44 0.60
  - Severe infections (n = 15/65) 7600 (5794–21,931) 26,904 (41,802) 7600 (4560–7600) 9300 (7268) 0.47 0.15–0.79 <0.05
  1. IQR Interquartile range, SD Standard deviation, CI Confidence interval, EUR Euro, Exchange rate NOK-EUR7.4805 average for 2012