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Table 2 Data sources for cost estimation

From: Dementia care initiative in primary practice – study protocol of a cluster randomized trial on dementia management in a general practice setting

Category Source
Outpatient care Health insurance data
Prescribed drugs Health insurance data
Inpatient care Health insurance data
Rehabilitation Health insurance data
Medical aids and non-physician services Health insurance data and caregiver interview
Informal care Caregiver interview
Other dementia-related costs not reimbursed by the health insurance including self-paid drugs Caregiver interview
Formal care and support services Health insurance data and caregiver