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Volume 25, Number 9—September 2019

Delays in Coccidioidomycosis Diagnosis and Relationship to Healthcare Utilization, Phoenix, Arizona, USA1

Rachel GinnComments to Author , Ralph Mohty, KeriLyn Bollmann, Jessica Goodsell, Guillermo Mendez, Barrie Bradley, and John N. GalgianiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Banner Health Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (R. Ginn, J. Goodsell, G. Mendez, B. Bradley); University of Arizona College of Medicine—Phoenix, Phoenix (R. Mohty, K. Bollmann, J.N. Galgiani); Banner University Medical Center–Phoenix, Phoenix (K.L. Bollmann, J.N. Galgiani); University of Arizona College of Medicine—Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, USA (J.N. Galgiani)

Main Article


Median charges by monthly range of diagnostic delays before and after the date of coccidioidomycosis diagnosis for cohort of patients in Phoenix, Arizona, USA*

Time from presentation to diagnosis, mo No. patients Before diagnosis
After diagnosis
Median Total Median Total Median Total
<1 55 $373 $30,081 $637 $239,681 $749 $269,762
1–3 37 $791 $217,662 $2,707 $436,233 $2,492 $653,895


No recorded symptoms


Overall 139 $637 $586,553 $875 $2,241,422 $1,231 $2,827,974

*NA, not applicable.

Main Article

Preliminary results from this study were presented in part at the 62nd Annual Coccidioidomycosis Study Group Meeting, April 14, 2018, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.

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