Table 5.

Direct Medical Resource Utilization and Total Costs for Chickenpox in Children With Leukemia*

With Complications (n = 20)Without Complications (n = 20)
Resource UtilizationCostResource UtilizationCost
Hospitalization (days)
 +VZIG 7.3  (2.6)7172.1  (2576.9)6.1  (2.1)6034.4  (2056.7)
 −VZIG9.5  (2.7)9397.9  (2651.1)7.3  (2)7221.5  (1925.6)
Physician consults
 +VZIG1.5  (2.0)55.2  (62.1)1.2  (1.3)56.3  (50.3)
 −VZIG3.1  (4.6)110.5  (146.9)1.0  (1.3)44.2  (58.1)
Medical procedures
 +VZIG0.6  (0.9)3.1  (4.6)0.6  (0.8)3.0  (4.2)
 −VZIG2.1  (3.0)31.4  (85.3)0.4  (0.5)7.3  (18.1)
Total cost
 +VZIG7230.4  (2598.9)6093.8  (2105.5)
 −VZIG9539.8  (2825.6)7273.1  (1906.2)
  • * All values are expressed as the per-patient mean (SD).

  • Patients with primary varicella only.

  • VZIG, varicella zoster immune globulin.