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Table 6 Resource consumption PHN* at 1 and 3 months

From: Epidemiology and cost of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia among patients treated in primary care centres in the valencian community of Spain

   PHN AT 1 MONTH PHN AT 3 MONTHS
   Total Mean per patient SD Total Mean per patient SD
Primary care visits With
PHN
192 3.20 2.48 72 4 3.27
  Without PHN 116 1.66 1.02 236 2.11 1.57
Primary care emergencies With
PHN
50 0.83 1.33 29 1.61 1.97
  Without PHN 36 0.51 0.68 57 0.51 0.7
Specialist visits With
PHN
31 0.52 1.53 12 0.67 1.68
  Without PHN 7 0.10 0.30 26 0.23 0.95
Other professional visits With PHN 38 0.63 4.14 2 0.11 0.32
  Without PHN 2 0.03 0.17 38 0.34 3.04
Hospitalizations With
PHN
0 0 -- 0 0 -
  Without PHN 0 0 -- 0 0 -
Hospital emergencies With
PHN
20 0.33 0.71 11 0.61 0.98
  Without PHN 3 0.04 0.20 12 0.11 0.36
Diagnostic tests With
PHN
21 0.35 0.80 10 0.56 0.78
  Without PHN 8 0.11 0.44 19 0.17 0.6
  1. * PHN: Postherpetic neuralgia.
  2. Other professionals: physiotherapist, nurses and alternative medical practitioners.
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