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Table 4 Mean cost of post-operative treatment for resected SCCHN patient per year

From: Economic burden of resected squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in an incident cohort of patients in the UK

Followed year after resection 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 4 yr 5 yr Grand total
Number of patients 11,403 9,697 8,433 7,774 7,399 44,706
   Secondary Surgery 208 45 27 29 19 328
   Reconstructive surgery 2,275 85 49 55 38 2,502
   Radiotherapy 187 4 6 1 2 201
   Chemotherapy 67 17 10 11 8 113
   Chemo related condition       
Anemia 33 6 3 2 1 45
Neutropenia 36 6 3 2 3 49
Thrombocytopenia 37 6 3 2 0 48
Nausea/Emesis 14 1 1 1 1 18
Mucositis 5 0 0 0 1 6
Pain 19 3 3 0 0 26
  144 23 13 7 5 192
   Inpatient stay 16,448 1,050 536 378 230 18,642
Inpatient care cost (£) 19,330 1,224 641 482 302 21,978
   Outpatient visit       
General surgery 16 15 16 13 13 73
Oral surgery 244 128 94 75 63 603
Restorative dentistry 24 25 17 16 13 95
Oral and maxillo facial surgery 27 20 16 16 15 94
Plastic surgery 11 6 5 5 4 31
Pain management 0 0 0 0 0 0
General medicine 27 23 23 20 16 109
Palliative medicine 14 12 9 5 8 48
Medical oncology 50 20 17 13 10 111
Radiology 1 0 0 0 0 2
  414 249 198 163 143 1,167
   Radiotherapy 34 4 7 5 8 57
   Chemotherapy 1 0 1 3 3 9
Outpatient care cost (£) 448 254 206 172 153 1,233
Total cost (£) 19,778 1,477 847 653 455 23,212