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Table 2 Number of fractures, number and costs of bed days, visits, medical and non-medical services

From: Economic burden of osteoporotic fractures in Austria

  Hip Forearm Humerus Clinical vertebral Rib Total
m f m f m f f m f m
Fractures
Cases primarily treated in an inpatient setting 3,415 11,456 878 3,111 770 2,711 1,193 2,355 1,590 1,365 28,844
Cases primarily treated in an outpatient setting 0 0 4,390 15,555 1,348 4,744 11,930 23,550 15,900 13,650 91,067
Cases treated 3,415 11,456 5,268 18,666 2,118 7,455 13,123 25,905 17,490 15,015 119,911
Bed days
Mean bed days per case 16.6 14.8 3.7 4.9 5.21 71 5.21 71 5.21 71 7,7
Total bed days 56,689 169,549 3,249 15,244 4,004 18,977 6,202 16,482 8,268 9,555 308,219
Costs total (€)2 33,559,888 100,373,008 1,923,408 9,024,448 2,370,368 11,234,384 3,671,584 9,757,344 4,894,659 5,656,560 182,465,648
Visits
Mean number of visits to private practice offices 1.67 2.57 0.33 0.85 0.53 1.82 2.20 2.87 2.20 2.87 1.79
Total number of visits to private practice offices 5,703 29,442 1,738 15,866 1,123 13,568 28,871 74,347 38,478 43,093 252,229
Costs of visits to private practice offices (€)3 416,889.3 2,152,210.2 127,047.8 1,159,804.6 82,091.3 991,820.8 2,110,470.1 5,434,765.7 2,812,741.8 3,150,098.3 18,437,939.9
Mean number of visits to hospital outpatient clinics 1.59 1.27 5.83 5.15 1.47 1.71 2.40 1.71 2.40 1.71 2,52
Total number of visits to hospital outpatient clinics 5,430 14,549 30,712 96,130 3,113 12,748 31,495 44,298 41,976 25,676 306,127
Costs of visits to hospital outpatient clinics (€)4 290,776.5 779,098.95 1,644,627.6 5,147,761.5 166,701.15 682,655.4 1,686,557.25 2,372,157.9 2,247,814.8 1,374,949.8 16,393,100.85
Other medical and non-medical services
Physical therapy (mean number of sessions per case) 15.88 14.03 4.17 13.09 25.13 19.98 8.45 8.22 8.45 8.22 12.56
Physical therapy (total number of sessions) 54,230 160,728 21,968 244,338 53,225 148,951 110,889 212,939 147,791 123,423 1,278,482
Costs of physical therapy (€)5 1,626,900 4,821,840 659,040 7,330,140 1,596,750 4,468,530 3,326,670 6,388,170 4,433,730 3,702,690 38,354,460
X-rays b (mean number per case) 2.18 2.,17 3.5 4.2 1.33 2.08 2.5 1.96 2.5 1.96 2.43
X-rays (total number) 7,445 24,860 18,438 78,397 2,817 15,506 32,808 50,774 43,725 29,429 304,199
Costs of X-rays (€)6 598,578 1,998,744 1,482,415 6,303,118 226,486.8 1,246,682.4 2,637,763 4,082,229 3,515,490 2,366,091 24,457,599
BMD Measurement7 1,059 3,551 1,633 5,787 657 2,311 4,068 8,030 5,422 4,655 37,173
Cost of BMD measurement (€)8 37,065 124,285 57,155 202,545 22,995 80,885 142,380 281,050 189,770 162,925 1,301,055
Transportation (mean number of units per case) 0.73 0.78 --- 0.89 --- 0.1 0.55 0.37 0.55 0.37 0.43
Transportation (total number of units) 2,493 8,936 --- 16,613 --- 746 7,218 9,585 9,620 5,556 60,767
Cost of transportation (€)9 142,101 509,352 --- 946,941 --- 42,522 411,426 546,345 548,340 316,692 3,463,719
  1. 1 mean values for ICD-10 codes S10-S51, S53-S71, S73-S81.
  2. 2 Cost per bed day = € 592.
  3. 3 Cost per visit to private practice office (specialist) = € 73.10.
  4. 4 Cost per visit to hospital outpatient clinics (speacialist) = € 53.55.
  5. 5 Cost per session of physical therapy = € 30.
  6. 6 Cost per unit (i.e. X-ray) = € 80.40.
  7. 7 In average, 31% of Austrian patients received BMD measurment within first year after fracture (ICUROS-Austria).
  8. 8 Cost per BMD measurement (spine and hip).
  9. 9 Average cost per unit (i.e. per ride, as invoiced by a typical Ambulance service) = € 57.00.