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Volume 28, Number 6—June 2022

Economic Burden of Reported Lyme Disease in High-Incidence Areas, United States, 2014–2016

Sarah A. HookComments to Author , Seonghye Jeon, Sara A. Niesobecki, AmberJean P. Hansen, James I. Meek, Jenna K.H. Bjork, Franny M. Dorr, Heather J. Rutz, Katherine A. Feldman, Jennifer L. White, P. Bryon Backenson, Manjunath B. Shankar, Martin I. Meltzer, and Alison F. Hinckley
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (S.A. Hook, A.F. Hinckley); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S. Jeon, M.B. Shankar, M.I. Meltzer); Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (S.A. Niesobecki, A.P. Hansen, J.I. Meek); Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (J.K.H. Bjork, F.M. Dorr); Maryland Department of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (H.J. Rutz, K.A. Feldman); New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA (J.L. White, P.B. Backenson)

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Table 4

Societal perspective of medical cost of Lyme disease per participant, by disease category, in high-incidence areas, United States, 2014–2016

Disease category
No. participants
Societal perspective, medical cost per participant,* 2016 US dollars
10th percentile
90th percentile
All† 613 478 1,333 5,690 164 1,932 50–121,869
Confirmed localized 273 374 668 1,715 136 1,224 50–13,050
Confirmed disseminated 154 696 2,537 20,220 259 4,366 147–121,869
Probable 186 612 1,804 15,188 237 2,454 124–105,494

*Societal medical cost per participant excludes Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes deemed unrelated to Lyme disease as determined by a physician subject matter expert (Appendix Table 5). Estimates for the overall population use the sample-weighted data except the range.

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