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Table 2 Observed values of coefficient of variation cv from the MELODY study

From: Methods of sample size calculation in descriptive retrospective burden of illness studies

  United Kingdom Italy France
Mean SD Cv Mean SD Cv Mean SD Cv
Costs per person
 Hospitalization 3225 7132 2.21 2486 10,689 4.3 6262 6553 1.05
 Hospice 2394 4247 1.77 185 396 2.14 298 511 1.72
 Outpatient 587 275 0.47 29 15 0.51 28 31 1.11
Costs per user
 Hospitalization 11,437 13,432 1.17 3306 2209 0.67 11,469 8859 0.77
 Hospice 10,363 5103 0.49 185 94 0.51 3429 2079 0.61
 Outpatient 782 314 0.4 72 28 0.39 59 15 0.26