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Table 2 Average (per person) expenditure* across health care service types for the weighted CCHS sample

From: High-cost health care users in Ontario, Canada: demographic, socio-economic, and health status characteristics

Service type Overall (95% CI) Top 1% $CAD (95% CI) Top 2 - 5% $CAD (95% CI) Top 6 - 50% $CAD (95% CI) Bottom 50% $CAD (95% CI)
Acute hospital care $ 584 (542 - 627) $ 28,830 (25,620 - 32,040) $ 5,382 (5,185 - 5,578) $ 180 (167 - 192) $ 0 --
Physician services $ 639 (627 - 650) $ 6,374 (5,920 - 6,827) $ 2,995 (2,904 - 3,088) $ 874 (863 - 885) $ 124 (121 - 126)
Ontario drug Benefit (ODB) $ 309 (298 - 319) $ 3,803 (3,179 - 4,428) $ 2,214 (2,071 - 2,357) $ 403 (391 - 415) $ 1 (1 - 2)
Home care $ 107 (98 - 117) $ 3,910 (3,261 - 4,560) $ 1,337 (1,192 - 1,482) $ 32 (29 - 36) $ 0 --
Emergency Dpt. $ 91 (89 - 94) $ 1,271 (1255 - 1,387) $ 584 (556 - 612) $ 111 (107 - 114) $11 (10 - 12)
Day surgery $ 95 (91 - 99) $ 744 (554 - 934) $ 570 (523 - 618) $ 143 (137 - 149) $ 0 --
Complex continuing care $ 32 (21 - 44) $ 3,007 (1,848 - 4,167) $ 54 (30 - 78) $ 0 -- $ 0 --
Rehabilitation $ 36 (27 - 44) $ 2,967 (2,156 - 3,779) $ 150 (107 - 193) $ 0 -- $ 0 --
Long-term care $27 (21 - 32) $2,172 (1,627 - 2,717) $123 (84 - 162) $0 (0 - 1) $0 --
Non-Physician Services $ 15 (15 - 16) $ 70 (51 - 88) $ 42 (35 - 48) $ 22 (21 - 24) $ 6 (6 - 6)
All services $ 1,935 (1,872 - 1,997) $ 53,150 (49,518 - 56,783) $ 13,450 (13,234 - 13,666) $ 1,765 (1,741 - 1,790) $ 142 (140 - 144)
  1. *Expenditure ($CAD) calculated for the year following CCHS interview. Individuals eligible for ODB: Ontarians 65 years of age and older, those receiving Ontario Works (a financial assistance program), on the Ontario Disability Support Program, live in LTC, etc. Non-Physician services include optometrists, physiotherapists, etc. for covered individuals (Ontarians 65 years or age or older, those with specific chronic diseases, and those in specific government assistance programs).