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Table 4 Fracture-related healthcare resource utilization and costs

From: Association of teriparatide adherence and persistence with clinical and economic outcomes in Medicare Part D recipients: a retrospective cohort study

Measure 12 month post period 24 month post period
Total Patients 222 134
Fracture-Related Inpatient Hospitalization   
  Members with Hospitalization n,(%) 21 (9.5%) 11 (8.2%)
  Hospitalizations Per Member** 0.1 (± 0.4) 0.1 (± 0.4)
  0 [0 - 2] 0 [0 - 2]
Fracture-Related Emergency Room Visits   
  Members with Visit n,(%) 35 (15.8%) 33 (24.6%)
  Visits Per Member** 0.2 (± 0.5) 0.3 (± 0.6)
  0 [0 - 3] 0 [0 - 3]
Fracture-Related Outpatient Visits   
  Members with Visit n,(%) 213 (95.9%) 126 (94%)
  Visits Per Member** 4.1 (± 7.4) 4.6 (± 8.55)
2 [0 - 65] 2 [0 - 61]
Fracture-Related Pharmacy Claims   
 Pain Medications   
  Members with Pharmacy Claim n,(%) 161 (72.5%) 110 (82.1%)
  Pharmacy Claims Per Member** 5.6 (± 7.7) 9.2 (± 11.9)
2 [0 - 43] 4 [0 - 55]
Osteoporosis Medications   
 Members with Pharmacy Claim n,(%)* 222 (100%) 134 (100%)
  Pharmacy Claims Per Member** 5.8 (± 4.5) 10. (± 8.7)
4 [1 - 18] 6 [1 - 29]
Total Fracture-Related Cost** $6,198 (± $6,578) $8,389 (± $8,650)
$3,260 [$854 - $40,637] $3,944 [$854 - $47,033]
 Inpatient Hospitalization Cost** $1,123 (± $4,506) $967 (± $3,582)
$0 [$0 - $37,355] $0 [$0 - $22,387]
 Emergency Room Visit Cost** $35 (± $117) $100 (± $674)
$0 [$0 - $753] $0 [$0 - $7,692]
 Outpatient Cost** $829 (± $2,297) $1,007 (± $3,128)
$179 [$0 - $23,383] $141 [$0 - $23,545]
 Osteoporosis Medication Cost** $3,965 (± $3,640) $6,061 (± $6,737)
$2,459 [$779 - $14,910] $2,603 [$784 - $22,965]
 Pain Medication Cost** $246 (± $758) $253 (± $605)
$24 [$0 - $6,276] $35 [$0 - $3,575]
  1. Among patients with a fracture.
  2. *All patients with a fracture had an osteoporosis medication claim.
  3. **Mean, standard deviation, median, [range].