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Table 3 Weekly healthcare utilization data and health service unit costs

From: The Cost Effectiveness of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate for the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder in the USA

  Non-symptomatic BED
Mean number of visits per weekd
Symptomatic BED
Mean number of visits per weekd
Cost per unitb
2013 USDe
General internist/family doctor visit 0.0591 0.0921 $163.41
Psychiatrist visit 0.0061 0.0238 $157.46
Psychologist visit 0.0049 0.0171 $143.64
Psychotherapist visit 0.0117 0.0330 $143.64
Nurse practitioner visit 0.0126 0.0247 $153.84
Gynecologist visit (only for women) 0.0209 0.0291 $234.50
Emergency room visit 0.0054 0.0129 $517.82
Hospitalizationa 0.0035 0.0083 $12,959.98c
  1. BED binge eating disorder, 2013 USD United States dollar, year 2013
  2. aInternational Classification of Diseases—Version 9, 307
  3. bMedian cost
  4. cMean (standard deviation) number of nights per hospital event: 3.00 (1.73)
  5. dData source: VALIDATE survey [Kantar Health. VALIDATE study: binge eating disorder final report. 2014. Data on file at Shire]
  6. eData source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2012 [22]