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Table 2 Features of patients’ visit to the hospital (N = 342)

From: Costs incurred by outpatients at a university hospital in northwestern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency (%)
Reason for visit
 Newly occurred illness 118 (34.5)
 Follow-up for chronic illness 224 (65.5)
Accompanied by caregiver to hospital
 Yes 187 (54.7)
 No 155 (45.3)
Payment scheme
 Patient/family 277 (81.0)
 Free of fee charge 62 (18.1)
 Othersa 3 (0.9)
  1. aPaid by employers, paid partly by employers