Table 4.

Costs Associated With Uncomplicated Cases of Chickenpox

Day Care AgeSchool Age
In Day Care (n = 75)Not in Day Care (n = 17)(n = 87)
Mean (SD)RangeMean (SD)RangeMean (SD)Range
Direct medical resources
 Physician contacts* 35.1 (38.0)0–135.232.4 (42.0)0–127.720.4 (34.4)0–147.1
 Allied health care contacts* 0.3 (1.9)0–15.0 4.5 (9.2)0–26.7 3.3 (6.5)0–35.5 
 Tests/procedures0 (0)0 0 (0)00.2 (1.4)0–12.8 
 Prescriptions0.1 (0)0–0.8  0 (0)0–0.32.3 (13.1)0–112.2
Total direct medical costs35.5 (37.6)0–135.236.9 (40.1)0–127.726.2 (38.7)0–159.1
Total nonmedical costs
 Personal expenses104.3 (100.1)0–365.038.2 (34.7)0–125.028.1 (30.4)0–168.0
Work days missed
 Caregiver 1179.7 (174.4)0–686.028.3 (69.2)0–169.683.1 (133.0)0–671.8
 Caregiver 282.5 (134.4)0–828.510.9 (27.2)0–84.824.2 (51.1)0–212.0
Time lost (h)
 Caregiver 180.9 (133.8)0–753.8128.2 (151.0)0–430.176.0 (102.1)0–466.4
 Caregiver 247.4 (109.1)0–753.835.2 (99.2)0–376.322.8 (59.5)0–422.4
Total productivity costs343.3 (295.0)198.3 (253.3)182.7 (204.1)
  • * Includes outpatient and phone consultations.

  • Hours lost are in addition to days missed from work.