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Table 6 Cost of care (for 3 months) based on retrospective data (n = 93)

From: Development and first assessment of a questionnaire for health care utilization and costs for cardiac patients

  Percent Mean SD Range Skewness
Direct medical cost* 13.1% 1,050.5 1,767.5 83.9–14070.8 5.24
   Hospitalization 43.5% 457.0 1714.7 0.0–13,865.6 6.07
   Prescription drugs 23.8% 250.3 119.6 26.9–778.6 1.27
   Medical aids 18.9% 198.5 408.0 0.0–3,236.4 5.02
   Physician 12.7% 133.0 232.4 0.0–1726.0 5.12
   Non-prescription drug 0.8% 8.1 51.1 0.0–470.7 8.45
   Courses 0.2% 2.0 11.2 0.0–77.2 5.74
   Alternative care 0.1% 1.5 9.2 0.0–76.7 7.08
Non-medical cost* 2.6% 212.2 357.7 0.0–2,112.4 3.52
   Services (paid/unpaid) 52.4% 111.2 341.1 0.0–2,036.9 4.08
   Activities 20.3% 43.2 41.8 0.0–196.2 0.56
   Additional cost for diet 18.7% 39.6 87.9 0.0–385.8 2.40
   Travel expenses 8.6% 18.2 40.9 0.0–277.8 3.76
Indirect cost* 84.2% 6,754.0 8,433.5 0.0–2,1673.7 0.77
   Time off work for physician visits 0.3% 18.6 53.8 0.0–273.4 3.10
   Time off work 99.7% 6,735.5 8,434.9 0.0–21,804.5 0.77
Total cost 100.0% 8,016.8 9,122.5 83.9–34,522.0 0.85
  1. *Percentage of total cost.