Table 6.

Estimated 1998 National Expenditures for Treatment of Otitis Media, by Service and Source of Insurance

InsuranceExpenditures (in 1000s)
DrugsVisitsProceduresTotal
Private$395 672$2 323 707$1 358 613$4 077 992
Medicaid$185 275$355 716$147 955$688 946
None$31 509$184 361$108 010$323 880
Multiple, assuming overlap $28 567$179 263$98 046$305 876
Total, assuming overlap$641 023$3 043 047$1 712 624$5 396 694
Multiple, assuming no overlap $28 567$126 669$64 245$219 481
Total, assuming no overlap$641 023$2 990 453$1 678 823$5 310 299
  • * People reporting multiple sources of insurance are assumed to have been covered by private insurance and Medicaid simultaneously for the full year.

  • People reporting multiple sources of insurance are assumed to have been covered by private insurance and Medicaid, each for half of the year.