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Table 3 Distribution of medical expenditure in knee osteoarthritis and knee meniscal and ligament injury

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

Classification Knee OA Knee meniscal and ligament injury
Case (n) Costa Per-case costa Case (n) Costa Per-case costa
N = 48,321 % Total %   N = 19,136 % Total %  
Procedure/surgery 5403 11.18 7,593,254,872 31.41 1,405,377.5 4555 23.80 1,887,655,557 34.31 414,414.0
Injection 37,050 76.67 4,732,291,088 19.58 127,727.2 8315 43.45 365,245,211 6.64 43,926.1
Outpatient visit (consultation) 48,283 99.92 4,021,230,425 16.64 83,284.6 19,084 99.73 715,896,835 13.01 37,512.9
Hospitalization 3033 6.28 2,757,254,594 11.41 909,084.9 2403 12.56 1,186,629,123 21.57 493,811.5
Physiotherapy 25,667 53.12 1,337,965,293 5.54 52,127.8 11,048 57.73 334,564,005 6.08 30,282.8
Radiographic evaluation/intervention 47,232 97.75 1,277,960,897 5.29 27,057.1 17,919 93.64 323,895,267 5.89 18,075.5
Examination 10,310 21.34 1,144,231,241 4.73 110,982.7 3351 17.51 357,995,050 6.51 106,832.3
Anesthesia 8576 17.75 907,924,433 3.76 105,868.1 1829 9.56 224,006,652 4.07 122,474.9
Medication 6327 13.09 399,489,786 1.65 63,140.5 3043 15.90 105,707,519 1.92 34,737.9
Psychotherapy 21 0.04 674,087 0.00 32,099.4 1 0.01 12,579 0.00 12,579.0
  1. OA Osteoarthritis
  2. aDisplayed in KRW; 1 USD = 1104 KRW (as of September 30th, 2016)