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Table 5 Per patient and total costs of care by treatment setting

From: Cost of illness of hyponatremia in the United States

  Total # of patients $ per patient Total costs
Low Prevalence Scenario    
Initial treatment in inpatient setting 738,778 $1,069 $789,604,595
Initial treatment in ER 177,063 $587 $103,950,219
Initial treatment in office setting 148,279 $1,049 $155,513,136
Follow-up treatment 473,097 $453 $214,332,436
Total    $ 1,263,400,385
High Prevalence Scenario    
Initial treatment in inpatient setting 738,778 $2,721 $2,009,973,806
Initial treatment in ER 234,749 $381 $89,464,969
Initial treatment in office setting 257,305 $1,057 $271,952,427
Follow-up treatment 639,810 $916 $585,770,794
Total    $ 2,957,161,995