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Table 2 Disaggregation of laboratory expenditures in British Columbia, 1996/07 and 2005/06

From: Designation, diligence and drift: understanding laboratory expenditure increases in British Columbia, 1996/97 to 2005/06

  % Change
  1996/97 2005/06 Overall Average annual
Total expenditure for guideline-consistent laboratory tests 9,929,315 28,615,178 188.2% 12.5%
Total expenditure for other laboratory tests 138,034,815 207,496,629 50.3% 4.6%
Guideline-consistent lab expenditures by age group Per capita guideline consistent laboratory tests $ change % change Per capita other laboratory tests $ change % change Per capita base fee $ change % change
  1996/97 2005/06    1996/97 2005/06    1996/97 2005/06   
0 to 24 0.1 0.2 0.1 64.0% 17.3 19.2 1.9 10.9% 1.1 1.3 0.2 16.5%
25 to 44 0.7 1.5 0.8 106.3% 36.3 45.0 8.7 24.0% 3.2 3.8 0.6 20.1%
45 to 54 2.8 5.8 3.0 109.7% 38.8 52.4 13.5 34.9% 5.9 7.6 1.6 27.7%
55 to 64 6.5 13.6 7.1 108.8% 46.1 65.7 19.5 42.3% 9.3 11.8 2.4 26.3%
65 to 74 9.9 24.0 14.0 141.0% 58.5 84.1 25.6 43.7% 12.9 16.7 3.8 29.5%
75 to 84 10.3 27.8 17.5 170.0% 65.8 99.2 33.5 50.9% 14.5 19.4 4.9 33.8%
85 plus 8.2 20.0 11.9 145.4% 55.0 82.5 27.5 49.9% 12.7 16.3 3.5 27.8%
  % Growth attributable
  Overall    Average annual   
Growth attributable to other changes (from Table 1) 37.4%    3.6%   
Growth attributable to changes in prevalence 13.9%    1.5%   
Growth attributable to changes in utilization 20.7%    2.1%   
Growth attributable to changes in guideline-consistent laboratory testing 11.3%    1.2%   
Growth attributable to changes in other laboratory testing 8.5%    0.9%