Table 4.

Comparative Outcomes in Clinical Path and Control Groups

Clinical
Path
(n = 55)
Control
(n = 55)
P
Value
Routine charges (room charge)$2407$3116<.001
Medication charges$129$153.24
Laboratory test charges$21$42.10
Therapy charges
(respiratory therapy)
$42$250<.001
Follow-up appointment
scheduled
66%77%.20
Prednisone at discharge98%98%1.00
Days to follow-up appointment55.4.81