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Table 4 Total costs of AGC (US$) in 2013 (n = 82 with complete RU data)

From: The economic burden of advanced gastric cancer in Taiwan

Type of costs Per patient (US$) a At nation-level (US$)
Direct medical costs 26,431 (15,322) 69,022,360
 Inpatient costs 7570 (8671) 19,769,724
 Outpatient costs 3120 (1950) 8,146,542
 Chemotherapy related costs 15,741 (10,963) 41,106,095
   - Drug costs 10,912 (9420) 28,496,062
   - Drug administration costs 3941 (3226) 10,291,600
   - Costs of routine examinations 888 (300) 2,318,457
Direct non-medical costs 4669 (2462) 12,193,870
 Transportation costs 702 (372) 1,834,263
 Caregiver costs 3967 (2141) 10,359,607
Morbidity costs 5758 (3053) 15,035,791
Mortality costs 145,990b 327,162,561
Total costs of AGC 423,414,583
  1. Abbreviations: AGC Advanced Gastric Cancer, RU Resource Utilisation
  2. a Different follow-up periods were adjusted for to estimate “annual” costs. Data were expressed in mean with standard deviation if not specified
  3. b Costs per death due to gastric cancer
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