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Table 1 Rehabilitation resource utilization among 3–12-year-old children (NHIRD data)

From: Utilization and medical costs of outpatient rehabilitation among children with autism spectrum conditions in Taiwan

Year ASC (n = 3227) Non-ASC (n = 150,451)
2008 2009 2010 2008 2009 2010
Number (%) 1085 (32.3) 1053 (32.0) 1085 (2.0) 47,758 (97.8) 50,553 (98.0) 52,140 (98.0)
Average of frequency (SD)b* 18.76 (15.45) 20.87 (16.12) 20.52 (15.59) 6.96 (9.54) 7.13 (9.66) 7.08 (9.42)
Average cost/claim pointa (SD)b* 2761.63 (1717.63) 2803.29 (1730.81) 2781.94(1701.41) 2521.48 (1856.24) 2559.97 (1855.96) 2578.44 (1847.73)
Average total annual cost/claim pointa (SD)b* 55,953.06 (52,064.89) 51,698.48 (51,698.48) 50,706.14 (50,131.40) 17,521.16 (33,278.63) 18,251.02 (33,636.77) 18,245.37 (32,676.85)
  1. Average frequency: total annual outpatient rehabilitation visits/annual number of patients
  2. Average cost/claim point: average universal outpatient claim
  3. Average total annual cost/claim point: Average cost × average frequency per patient
  4. *p < 0.001 (comparing the overall mean for the 3 years in the ASC and non-ASC groups)
  5. a1 claim point equals approximately NT$1
  6. bSD standard deviation