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doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181c5e643
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Treatment Cost of Acute Gonococcal Infections: Estimates From Employer-Sponsored Private Insurance Claims Data in the United States, 2003–2007

Owusu-Edusei, Kwame Jr PHD; Gift, Thomas L. PHD; Chesson, Harrell W. PHD

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Abstract

We used 2003–2007 claims data to estimate the direct cost of medical care per case of acute gonorrhea infection. The estimated average total cost per episode for those who were treated was $210 (male, $227; female, $205). This estimate does not include intangible (e.g., pain) and indirect costs (e.g., lost productivity).

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