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Table 1 Data required for simulating AUD treatment outcomes

From: The potential effects of an extended alcohol withdrawal treatment programme on morbidity and mortality among inpatients in the German city of Bremen: a simulation study

StudySample size at baseline (lost to follow-up)aOutcomeMean outcome in QWT vs SWT groupDispersion parameters for negative binomial distribution
Driessen et al., 1999 [25]n in SWT = 79 (42)A)Number of hospitalisations within 5 years3.5 (4.4)b vs. 7.3 (11.3)bQWT: 0.774
SWT: 0.443
n in QWT = 101 (44)
B)Length of hospitalisations within 5 years55.7 (75.4)b vs. 135.8 (167.3)bQWT: 0.551
SWT: 0.662
Bauer et al., 2000 [23]n in SWT = 90 (40)C)Proportion abstinent within 28 months31.5% (29/92)b vs. 14.4% (13/90)bN/A
n in QWT = 92 (35)
D)Proportion dead within 28 months7.6% (7/92)b vs. 14.4% (13/92)bN/A
  1. Note. AUD Alcohol use disorder, QWT Qualified withdrawal treatment, SWT Somatic withdrawal treatment; N/A Not applicable
  2. a Patients lost to follow-up (i.e., could not be contacted) were not included in calculation of the means and standard deviation for indicator A) and B) and were regarded as non-abstinent and not dead for outcomes C) and D), respectively
  3. b Numbers in brackets indicate standard deviation (continuous variables) or the numerator and denominator (binary variables)