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Table 2 Overall OOPE related to hospitalization of an older adult, stratified by service (IMW vs GEMU)

From: Economic burden to primary informal caregivers of hospitalized older adults in Mexico: a cohort study

Type of expenditure IMW Mean (±SD) GEMU Mean (±SD)
Medicines 3.1 (18.1) 0.21 (1.6)
Other medical supplies and personal care 2.9 (2.5) 0
Transportation 6.2 (18.7) 2.5 (2.9)
Food 6.6 (16.5) 3.1 (3.8)
  1. Notes: IMW=internal medicine ward; GEMU=geriatric evaluation and management unit; SD=standard deviation.
  2. Amounts are in US Dollars, exchange rate of 11.68 Mexican pesos for each 1.00 US$ (June 2011).
  3. †Significant at p ≤ 0.05