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Table 3 Number of health care visits for HZ and PHN patients during 2011 including: inpatient care (hospitalization), outpatient care (primary) and outpatient care (specialist)

From: Burden of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia in Sweden

Type of care Diagnosis Number of visits; all ages (> = 50 years) Total cost; all ages (> = 50 years) (SEK)
Inpatient care (hospitalization)* HZ 725 (640) 23 342 200 (21 784 000)
PHN 222 (217) 11 107 400 (11 014 000)
Outpatient care (primary) ** HZ 59 457 (44 147) 97 876 300 (71 524 300)
PHN 924 (829) 1 402 800 (1 246 300)
Outpatient care (specialist)* HZ 6 517 (5292) 15 634 300 (12 695 500)
PHN 617 (570) 1 480 200 (1 367 400)
Total:    150 843 200 (119 631 400)
  1. *Swedish National Patient Registry; **Numbers from Västra Götaland County Council scaled to Sweden based on share of the population