Table 3.

Resource Utilization for Uncomplicated Cases of Chickenpox

Day Care AgeSchool Age
In Day Care
(n = 75)
Not in Day Care
(n = 17)
(n = 87)
%Mean (SD)%Mean (SD)%Mean (SD)
Direct medical resources
 MD office visit530.8 (0.9)410.5 (0.6)290.4 (0.7)
 MD phone call160.2 (0.6)350.5 (0.7)150.2 (0.6)
 RN office visit00 (0)120.1 (0.3)30.0 (0.2)
 RN phone call30 (0.3)120.2 (0.5)280.3 (0.5)
 Tests/procedures00 (0)00 (0)20 (0.2)
 Prescriptions50.1 (0.3)60.1 (0.2)10.2 (0.6)
Nonmedical resources
 % Personal expenses* 969489
Day care/school
 Total days missed995.6 (3.1)944.2 (2.6)
 Days missed because of exclusion190.6 (1.5)180.6 (1.3)
 Days missed because of exclusion 3.2 (1.9)3.0 (1.4)
Work days missed
 Caregiver 1842.4 (2.4)350.3 (0.8)691.2 (2.0)
 Caregiver 2921.0 (1.6)870.2 (0.4)900.4 (0.8)
Time lost (h)
 Caregiver 11008.4 (13.6)10014.4 (16.3)1009.0 (11.6)
 Caregiver 21004.9 (10.9)1003.9 (11.0)1002.7 (6.8)
  • * The percentage of families who had personal expenses; for example, out-of-pocket expenses such as private child care, transportation, gifts, and over the counter drugs.

  • Based only on children who missed days from school/day care because of the exclusion rule.

  • The percent of families who consumed this resource out of the total number in each age group.