Characteristics per patient | DU Mean ± SD, median (IQR 25th–75th) AUD$ | No DU Mean ± SD, median (IQR 25th–75th) AUD$ | p value |
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Total healthcare cost* | |||

Total cost per patient (2008–2015) | 46,364 (24,561–92,582) | 33,890 (15,987–66,905) | < 0.001 |

Median annual cost per patient | 7854 (5596–11,404) | 7060 (4968–9893) | 0.001 |

Hospitalization cost | |||

Total admission cost per patient (2008–2015) | 23,888 (7413–71,434) | 13,535 (1846–43,797) | < 0.001 |

Median annual admission cost per patient | 4107 (2654–6621) | 3439 (2172–5374) | 0.001 |

ED presentation | |||

Total ED cost per patient (2008–2015) | 822 (0–2137) | 449 (0–1594) | 0.001 |

Median ED cost per patient | 449 (0–872) | 421 (0–720) | 0.001 |

MBS | |||

Total MBS cost per patient (2008–2015) | 16,839 (10,302–25,689) | 16,395 (9786–24,619) | 0.34 |

Median annual MBS cost per patient | 2509 (1621–3786) | 2444 (1511–3770) | 0.25 |

Total Medication cost | |||

Total medication cost per patient (2008–2015) | 1273 (662–14,609) | 1126 (553–17,940) | 0.79 |