Table 3—

Total ulcer-related costs per episode, stratified by vascular status and age

Outcome severity levelVascular status
Age
All patients
AdequateInadequateP*<65 years65 years and olderP
n1,2659886331,6202,253
Level 1$1,716 ± 8,634 (288)$2,433 ± 9,944 (490)0.38$2,772 ± 12,201 (416)$1,597 ± 7,581 (289)0.21$1,892 ± 8,972 (324)
Level 2$3,269 ± 10,646 (359)$6,762 ± 14,706 (1,143)0.02$5,776 ± 14,698 (590)$3,756 ± 10,878 (463)0.17$4,345 ± 12,133 (490)
Level 3$11,258 ± 24,881 (2,527)$14,003 ± 27,103 (3,116)0.44$14,518 ± 32,906 (3,291)$10,861 ± 19,997 (2,749)0.36$12,255 ± 25,683 (2,899)
Level 4/5$11,686 ± 23,014 (2,740)$34,845 ± 56,203 (17,408)<0.0001$33,502 ± 64,013 (11,873)$25,518 ± 42,750 (9,808)0.08$27,721 ± 49,627 (10,419)
All$5,218 ± 16,049 (462)$23,372 ± 46,929 (5,233)<0.0001$16,390 ± 44,054 (1,408)$11,925 ± 29,891 (834)0.02$13,179 ± 34,511 (930)
  • Data are means ± SD (median).

  • *

    * Comparison of the mean costs for episodes among patients with adequate vascular status versus patients with inadequate vascular status.

  • Comparison of the mean costs for episodes among patients <65 years of age versus patients ≥65 years.