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Table 1 (abstract A12). Total costs for patients undergoing orthopedic surgery

From: Proceedings of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery/Evidence Based Peri-Operative Medicine 2016 Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine

  IV-APAP (n = 33,954) IV Opioids (n = 110,300) P Value
  Mean SD Mean SD
Total costs $12,540 $9,564 $13,242 $35,825 <0.0001
Medical costsa $12,053 $9,377 $12,754 $34,870 <0.0001
Medical/surgical supplies $2,795 $1,870 $2,889 $5,717 <0.0001
Lab $197 $301 $219 $1,019 <0.0001
Imaging $91 $129 $105 $238 <0.0001
Otherb $8,970 $7,922 $9,541 $30,735 <0.0001
Pharmacy $486 $488 $488 $1,120 0.6786
  1. aMedical costs = medical/surgical supplies costs + lab costs + imaging costs + other costs
  2. bExamples of costs included in “Other“are room and board, EKGs, oxygen, and ventilation