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Table 5 Out-of-pocket expenses and time of treatment analysis

From: Patients’ out-of-pocket expenses analysis of presurgical teledermatology

Presurgical modality All patients Squamous cell carcinoma Basal cell carcinomaa
Presurgical TD patients Presurgical CR patients Presurgical TD patients Presurgical CR patients Presurgical TD patients Presurgical CR patients
Out-of-pocket expenses (a) (€) 26.34 55.85 26.33 72.33 37.97 66.27
Wait time (days) (b) 86.09 126.11 66.22 76.80 91.74 166.08
Delta out-of-pocket expenses (∆a) (€)   − 29.5   − 46.0   − 28.3
Delta wait time (days) (∆b)   − 40.03   − 10.58   − 74.35
Out-of-pocket expenditure per Wait Time Saved (∆a/∆b) (€)   0.74   4.35   0.38
  1. TD: Teledermatology; CR: conventional referral; PCP: primary care provider
  2. aIncludes patients with Melanoma