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Looking at 30 day outcomes in regards to patient readmission, it is noted that 20% of the patients in the antibiotics group had appendectomy within 30 days (although 11% of these were within 48 hours). Do you anticipate this to play a role on hospital reimbursement and quality measures or can the case be made that by treating with antibiotics there are less costs associated with surgery/operating room given that the majority did not require surgery within 30 days in addition to avoiding the risks associated with surgery?