Table 2

High-cost health care use by anxiety diagnosis

High-cost health care useNo anxiety diagnosisAny anxiety diagnosisTotal sampleP value
Number of people125,012 (87.1)18,561 (12.9)143,573 (—)
ED visits in 2012
 Any29,457 (23.6)6,530 (35.2)35,987 (25.1)<0.001
 Total number0.40 ± 0.980.75 ± 1.70.44 ± 1.1<0.001
Chronic, frequent ED visitor status in 2010–2012285 (0.23)283 (1.5)568 (0.40)<0.001
Total 2012 hospitalization costs$4,105.89 ± 20,172.35$5,790.45 ± 27,274.29$4,323.67 ± 21,232.06<0.001
High-cost status in 2012 relative to all system members52,572 (42.1)11,314 (61.0)63,886 (44.5)<0.001
  • Data are n (%) or mean ± SD, unless otherwise specified.