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Table 3 Utilities estimated from inpatient and outpatient assessments

From: Cost effectiveness of outpatient lumbar discectomy

Utilities Baseline 3 months 6 months
Outpatient 0.508 ± 0.098 0.646 ± 0.092 0.720 ± 0.063
Inpatient at 3-month 0.492 ± 0.065 0.678 ± 0.088
Inpatient at 6-month 0.474 ± 0.107 0.695 ± 0.143
  1. Values for inpatient are a result of meta-analysis including 6 studies at 3-months and 4 studies at 6-months. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation
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