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Table 4 Adjusted health care utilization by MDR-TB diagnosis (n=145)*

From: The value of effective public tuberculosis treatment: an analysis of opportunity costs associated with multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Latvia

  Non MDR (n=54) Mean (CI) MDR (n=92) mean (CI) p-value of difference
Hospital days, # 110.2 (86.1, 134.4) 475.3 (427.9, 522.6) <.001
Clinic visits, # 53.3 (35.3, 71.3) 67.9 (42.5, 93.3) .357
Specialist visits, # 4.3 (3.3, 5.4) 11.0 (8.6, 13.3) <.001
X-rays, # 6.4 (5.4, 7.4) 13.9 (12.4, 15.5) <.001
CT, # 0.5 (0.4, 0.7) 1.0 (.8, 1.2) .003
  1. * Negative binomial regression adjusts for vital status, sex, age and cured status. Chi-square test used to calculate p-values.