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Table 1 General medical service use and expenses for knee osteoarthritis and knee meniscal and ligament injury in Korea

From: Analysis of medical service use of knee osteoarthritis and knee meniscal and ligament injuries in Korea: a cross-sectional study of national patient sample data

Visit type Diagnostic groups Number of patients Total expensea Expense-per-patienta Days of treatmentb Number of visitsc
Total Knee OA 48,321 24,526,738,820 507,579.3 11.0 9.1
Knee meniscal and ligament injury 19,136 5,800,760,680 303,133.4 5.8 4.7
Outpatients Knee OA 48,000 10,758,908,490 224,143.9 8.7 7.8
Knee meniscal and ligament injury 18,540 1,660,439,710 89,559.9 3.4 3.2
Inpatients Knee OA 3084 13,767,830,330 4,464,277.0 36.4 22.2
Knee meniscal and ligament injury 2434 4,140,320,970 1,701,035.7 20.1 12.3
  1. OA Osteoarthritis
  2. aDisplayed in KRW; 1 USD = 1104 KRW (as of September 30th, 2016)
  3. bThe total days of treatment indicated in the claims statement including drug prescription days without medical treatment
  4. cThe number of outpatient visits or the number of inpatient care days of the patient indicated in the claims statement