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Table 4 Medical cost in hospital stay

From: Minimally invasive surgery alone compared with intensity-modulated radiotherapy for primary stage I nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Variables ENPG (n = 10) IMRT (n = 329) P
Mean ± SD Median Mean ± SD Median
Indirect cost ($) 2829.82 ± 1268.38 3146.43 2973.49 ± 3267.11 2079.57 0.890
 Hospital bed and nurse cost 193.79 ± 133.44 153.29 226.86 ± 251.18 94.12 0.472
 Total workup 1126.13 ± 785.92 934.75 1160.24 ± 742.21 1039.26 0.886
 Medicine 1293.68 ± 641.15 1183.52 1350.54 ± 2734.17 507.27 0.948
 Others 216.23 ± 154.83 219.24 235.85 ± 1186.06 83.53 0.958
Direct cost ($) 1260.60 ± 636.48 1176.97 9647.39 ± 2676.09 9482.77 < 0.001
 Costs of surgery/anesthesia 1260.60 ± 636.48 1176.97 12.68 ± 25.21 2.23 < 0.001
 Radiation session IMRT 0 0 9634.71 ± 2673.39 9459.82 < 0.001
Total treatment cost ($) 4090.42 ± 1502.65 4364.48 12,620.88 ± 4242.65 11,693.87 < 0.001
  1. $1.00 = ¥6.72 (March 11, 2019)
  2. $ US dollar, ¥ Chinese yuan, ENPG endoscopic nasopharyngectomy, IMRT intensity-modulated radiotherapy, SD standard deviation