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Costs of shingles

Among patients with acute episodes of shingles, average expenditures ranged from $112 to $287 per episode of outpatient care, $73 to $180 per antiviral treatment, and $3,221 to $7,206 per hospitalization (in 2006 dollars).

Dworkin, Robert H., Richard White, Alec B. O'Connor, and Kevin Hawkins. Health Care Expenditure Burden of Persisting Herpes Zoster Pain. Pain Med. 2008; 9(3): 348-53. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18366512

Reference

Title
Health Care Expenditure Burden of Persisting Herpes Zoster Pain
Publication
Pain Med
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Dworkin, Robert H., Richard White, Alec B. O'Connor, and Kevin Hawkins
Volume & Issue
Volume 9, Issue 3
Pages
348-53
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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