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Table 4 Summary statistics for hospitalizations for patients with any response to systemic therapy

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

   Overall First-line therapy Second-line therapy Third-line therapy
N   89 53 34 14
Patients with any hospitalization N 11 5 4 1
  % 12,4% 9,4% 11,8% 7,1%
Total length of hospitalization (days) Mean 49,5 13,4 10,5 16
  95% CI 0-129,9 2,2-24,6 0,6-20,4 NA
Length of hospitalization (days/month(1)) Mean 3 3,3 1,2 1,4
  95%CI 1,4-4,6 0,9-5,8 0,6-1,8 1,4-1,4
Total hospitalization cost per hospitalized patient (€ 2009) Mean 36.600 9.900 7.770 11.800
  95% CI 0-96.100 1.600-18.200 400-15.100 NA
Total hospitalization cost per hospitalized patient per month (€ 2009) Mean 2.200 2.400 888 1.000
  95% CI 1.000-3.400 700-4.300 400-1.300 1.000-1.000
Total hospitalization cost per patient (€ 2009) Mean 4.524 934 914 843
  1. (1) month of follow-up.