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        Cohen SM, Kim J, Roy N, et al. Delayed Otolaryngology Referral for Voice Disorders Increases Health Care Costs. Am J Med. 2015;128:426.e11-426.e18.
        Table 3Mean and Median Annual Outpatient Costs per Person Involved in the Evaluation and Management of Laryngeal/Voice Disordered Patients by Time from First Primary Care Outpatient Visit to First Outpatient Otolaryngology Visit
        ≤1 Month>1 Month and ≤3 Months> 3 Months
        Preotolaryngology costs
        Preotolaryngology costs = costs incurred from first primary care outpatient visit up to but not including the first otolaryngology outpatient visit. Postotolaryngology costs = costs incurred from first otolaryngology outpatient visit through 6 months after this visit. Total costs = preotolaryngology + postotolaryngology costs.
         Mean (SD)224.20 (489.47)274.94 (611.00)333.55 (846.84)
         Median79.3792.6384.27
         25th percentile54.9659.9557.57
         75th percentile181.53242.76204.88
         % Medication costs69.7%68.9%71.6%
         % Outpatient visit costs30.3%31.1%28.4%
         % Procedure costs0%0%0%
        Postotolaryngology costs
        Preotolaryngology costs = costs incurred from first primary care outpatient visit up to but not including the first otolaryngology outpatient visit. Postotolaryngology costs = costs incurred from first otolaryngology outpatient visit through 6 months after this visit. Total costs = preotolaryngology + postotolaryngology costs.
         Mean (SD)1598.11 (3714.62)1950.97 (4550.59)2379.64 (5183.15)
         Median729.63842.841015.90
         25th percentile378.50417.01424.14
         75th percentile1592.921882.462358.04
         % Medication costs19.7%22.7%51.8%
         % Outpatient visit costs26.4%20.4%14.9%
         % Procedure costs53.9%46.0%33.3%
        Total costs
        Preotolaryngology costs = costs incurred from first primary care outpatient visit up to but not including the first otolaryngology outpatient visit. Postotolaryngology costs = costs incurred from first otolaryngology outpatient visit through 6 months after this visit. Total costs = preotolaryngology + postotolaryngology costs.
         Mean (SD)1822.31 (3821.93)2225.92 (4725.28)2713.19 (5544.95)
         Median906.721037.581263.16
         25th percentile470.57537.00611.67
         75th percentile1918.002237.792684.44
         % Medication costs25.8%38.01%54.3%
         % Outpatient visit costs26.9%21.7%16.6%
         % Procedure costs47.3%40.3%29.2%
        Preotolaryngology costs = costs incurred from first primary care outpatient visit up to but not including the first otolaryngology outpatient visit. Postotolaryngology costs = costs incurred from first otolaryngology outpatient visit through 6 months after this visit. Total costs = preotolaryngology + postotolaryngology costs.

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