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Table 5 The cost of PIMs in patients group who used pharmacist home visit or not

From: A comparison of estimated drug costs of potentially inappropriate medications between older patients receiving nurse home visit services and patients receiving pharmacist home visit services: a cross-sectional and propensity score analysis

(Total cost of PIMs per patient per month in USD)
   Using nurse home visit programs (weighted by PS for nurse)
  n Patients who used nurse home visit programs (n = 203) Patients who did not use nurse home visit programs (n = 227) Difference between two groups 95% CI P-value
All patients 430 5.9 ± 13.1 7.1 ± 13.9 1.2 −0.63 - 3.0 0.199
Patients who used pharmacist home visit programs 182 9.1 ± 17.8 8.8 ± 15.3 −0.22 −3.7 - 3.2 0.898
Patients who did not use pharmacist home visit programs 248 3.6 ± 7.7 5.8 ± 12.7 2.2 0.31 - 4.0 0.022
  1. drug cost (USD) ± standard deviation.