Table 2

Mean annual direct medical cost of active SLE patients by disease severity

Annual direct medical cost of SLESevere patients (n=212)Non-severe patients (n=215)p Value
Total annual cost (€)
 Mean (SD)4748 (4972)2650 (3488)<0.001
 Min—Max338–37130117–29010
 Median33861472
 Q1%1784649
 Q2%60133440
  • Q1, 25th percentile; Q3, 75th percentile; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus.