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doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181d73e4c

The Direct Cost of Chlamydial Infections: Estimates for the Employer-Sponsored Privately Insured Population in the United States, 2003–2007

Owusu-Edusei, Kwame Jr PHD; Doshi, Sonal R. MS, MPH; Apt, Betty S. BA; Gift, Thomas L. PHD



The article that appears on page 519 of the August 2010 issue of the journal had an error in Table 1.

In Table 1, the outpatient cost shows $108. The correct cost is $101.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 38(9):888, September 2011.

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Claims data between 2003 and 2007 were used to estimate the direct medical cost per case of chlamydial infections. Estimated total cost per episode for those who were treated was $142 (male, $157; female, $141). This estimate does not include intangible cost, lost productivity, and the cost of potential sequelae.

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