TABLE 4

Costs of Visits to Hospitals and Health Care Professionals During the Fifth Year of Life According to Morbidities in the Very Preterm Population and the term Control Population

ParameterCosts, mean (median), €P
No Morbidities (n = 400)≥1 Morbidity (n = 188)Term (n = 176)≥1 Morbidity Versus No MorbiditiesNo Morbidities Versus Controls
Emergency outpatient18 (0)48 (0)12 (0).0005NS
Nonemergency outpatient157 (0)814 (524)73 (0)<.0001<.0001
Hospitalizations, d170 (0)356 (0)41 (0).0055NS
Other physician (primary care and private)332 (244)443 (356)296 (237).0007NS
PT/OT103 (0)1108 (0)67 (0)<.0001.0063
Psychologist46 (0)109 (0)40 (0)<.0001NS
Nurse55 (54)52 (54)42 (54)NSNS
Speech therapist124 (0)233 (0)117 (0).0194.0070
Other18 (0)103 (0)62 (0)<.0001NS
Total1023 (423)3265 (1368)749 (291)<.0001.0008
  • NS indicates not significant.