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Table 3 Summary statistics for hospitalizations for patients receiving systemic therapy and/or supportive care

From: The cost of unresectable stage III or stage IV melanoma in Italy

   Overall First-line therapy Second-line therapy Third-line therapy Supportive care
N   215 147 112 41 24
Patients with any hospitalization N 21 11 7 4 4
  % 9,8% 7,5% 6,3% 9,8% 16,7%
Total length of hospitalization (days) Mean 34,3 47,5 12,7 18,8 8,2
  95%CI 0-73,7 0-126,6 6,6-18,8 0-38,9 1,1-15,4
Length of hospitalization (days/month(1)) Mean 1,9 11,6 6,1 7,5 19,8
  95%CI 0,6-3,2 0-30,8 0-15,3 0-27,4 0-74,2
Total hospitalization cost per hospitalized patient (€ 2009) Mean 25.400 35.200 9.400 13.900 6.100
  95% CI 0-54.500 0-93.700 4.900-13.900 0-28.800 800-11.400
Total hospitalization cost per hospitalized patient per month (€ 2009) Mean 1.400 8.600 4.500 5.600 14.700
  95% CI 400-2.400 0-22.800 0-11.300 0-20.300 0-54.900
Total hospitalization cost per patient (€ 2009) Mean 2.481 2.634 588 1.356 1.017
  1. (1) month of follow-up.