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Table 3 Crude changes in health care utilization pre- and post–index date among propensity score–matched cohorts a

From: Patterns of health care utilization related to initiation of amitriptyline, duloxetine, gabapentin, or pregabalin in fibromyalgia

  Amitriptyline Pregabalin Duloxetine Pregabalin Gabapentin Pregabalin
  Pre Post Pre Post Pre Post Pre Post Pre Post Pre Post
Mean number of outpatient visits 7.4 5.5 7.7 6.2 8.3 6.3 8.2 6.5 8.8 6.9 8.6 7.0
Mean number of PCP visits 3.6 2.8 3.5 2.8 3.8 2.8 3.7 2.9 3.9 3.1 3.8 3.1
Mean number of specialist visits 5.9 4.3 6.4 5.0 6.5 4.7 6.8 5.2 7.6 5.8 7.7 5.9
Mean number of prescription drugs 7.9 7.9 8.0 8.3 8.6 8.4 8.6 8.9 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.5
Any acute hospitalization (%) 9.8 5.6 10.9 7.9 9.9 7.7 11.2 8.4 14.2 9.7 13.3 10.5
Any ED visit (%) 11.8 12.4 10.5 13.4 9.9 15.5 10.3 14.5 12.4 17.0 10.9 16.9
Physical therapy (%) 4.4 7.4 5.1 9.7 5.0 7.0 5.2 9.1 6.2 10.8 5.8 10.2
  1. aED, Emergency department; PCP, Primary care physician.