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Table 4 Total and per-case cost estimates (in millions of US dollars) of mild, moderate, and severe waterborne illnesses; mean (C90) a

From: Estimate of incidence and cost of recreational waterborne illness on United States surface waters

  Mild Moderate Severe  
Total cost in Millions of US Dollars OTC medication 242.2 (182.0–295.1) 33.5 (22.7–42.4) 0.004 (0.001–0.009)  
Prescription medication 53.1 (26.3–67.5) 126.0 (82.5–160.0 0.03 (0.01–0.08)  
Doctor office visit 615.0 (427.3–803.3) 0.16 (0.06–0.36)  
ED 924.9 (631.0–1226.7) 0.22 (0.09–0.50)  
Hospitalization 6.79 (3.19–14.07)  
Death 225.79 (103.55–599.07)  
Sequelae 0.38 (0.03–1.44)  
Lost Productivity 461.3 (342.2–586.5) 201.1 (146.2–286.5) 0.31 (0.13–0.69)  
Total 756.7 (568.3–928.3) 1900.5 (1393.6–2400.6) 233.68 (108.49–613.95)  
  Cost per case in US Dollars 9.50 (8.62–10.34) 233.38 (202.30–277.15) 302,685.57 (156,803.58–775,605.39)  
   Total cost of Recreational Waterborne Illness in Millions 2890.9 (2206.0–3663.7)
  1. a Estimated costs in 2007 dollars, may not sum to estimated totals due to rounding