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Table 5 Costs (€) and consumption of healthcare resources and sick-leave during 6 months for the group that cost > €1000.

From: Costs of shoulder pain and resource use in primary health care: a cost-of-illness study in Sweden

Direct costs Mean number of visits Total Cost per patient Total costs
GP 1.71 (1.42) 77 184 (153) 8266
PT (cost per visit) 8.20 (13.62) 369 409 (680) 18415
X-ray* 0.33 15 22 (31) 979
Ultrasound* 0.27 12 33 (56) 1490
Medicine* 0.47 21 6 (7) 262
Total healthcare costs    654 (671) 29412
Indirect healthcare costs Days    
Sick-leave** 40.82 (50.98) 1837 7875 (9833) 354356
Total cost    8528 (9829) 383768
  1. N = 45. Means (SD) or total numbers are presented
  2. * Number of patients given prescriptions for medicine, x-rays or ultrasound
  3. ** Days