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Table 1 Unit costs of different types of LTC

From: Trends in the use and costs of round-the-clock long-term care in the last two years of life among old people between 2002 and 2013 in Finland

  Cost items € 2011b € 2013c Total costs in € 2013
Health center Staff, administration, meals, clothes, care supplies, housing, medicines,a TVs, hygiene products, phones 257 271 271
Residential home Staff, administration, meals, clothes, care supplies, housing, medicines,a TVs, hygiene products, phones 185 195 195
Sheltered housing Staff, meals, care suppliesa 131 138 156
  + housing costs    13.60d  
  + medicine costs    4.00e  
  1. a[21] The unit costs for the care of old people reported by Kapiainen et al. [20] are mainly based on this report
  2. bCosts per day in LTC provided by municipality [20]
  3. cCosts were converted to their 2013 equivalent values according to the price index of public expenditure for health and social services (Statistics Finland)
  4. d[22]
  5. eCOCTEL data: medicine costs per day in the last two years of life among those who died in 2013 and were community-dwelling for at least one day