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Table 3 FMS-related direct costs during the past 3 months

From: Fibromyalgia-related costs and loss of productivity: a substantial societal burden

  Costs per patient ($) Payers in the context of the province of Quebec
Expenses (n = 57) Mean ± SD median min max Public insurance Private insurance Patient out-of-pocket expenses
Hospitalizations 14.35 ± 108.35 0 0 818.00 x   
ED visits 24.32 ± 81.23 0 0 462.00 x   
Physician consultations 97.57 ± 116.40 51.80 0 488.50 x   
Consultations to other health care professionals 129.19 ± 221.53 50.00 0 1 240.00   x x
Hospital, ED, and health care visits (Travelling) 62.41 ± 98.17 21.45 0 467.58    x
Hospital, ED, and health care visits (Parking) 2.40 ± 3.86 0 0 17.00    x
Over-the-counter medications 27.97 ± 34.86 14.00 0 155.00    x
Prescribed medications 329.38 ± 321.13 234.00 0 1 471.61 x x  
Natural health products 63.67 ± 228.58 10.00 0 1 620.00    x
Medical aids 23.32 ± 74.47 0 0 450.00    x
Employment of domestic help due to health status impairment 72.32 ± 200.91 0 0 1 080.00    x
FMS-related additional expenses 38.81 114.97 0 0 700.00    x
Total cost 950.51 710.09 767.82 0 3 014.94    
  1. FMS Fibromyalgia syndrome, ED Emergency department