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Table 4 Expenditure composition per visit or admission by type and sector of care

From: Health services utilization and out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures in public and private facilities in Pakistan: an empirical analysis of the 2013–14 OOP health expenditure survey

  Outpatienta Inpatienta
Public sector Private sector Public sector Private sector
(n = 1043) (n = 5728) (n = 378) (n = 821)
Medical
 Parchi and admission fee 0.4 0.6 0.3 4.5
 Medicine/vaccine 75.4 51.9 48.0 35.7
 Supplies/medical durables 2.9 5.3 20.6 6.1
 Diagnostic tests 9.7 10.2 11.1 8.1
 Doctors’ fee 0.3 20.3 2.9 18.3
 Operation theater/ intervention room charges N/A 0.4 4.5 16.5
Non-medical
 Food 1.6 1.6 3.0 3.1
 Tips 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.4
 Transportation 8.3 8.0 5.1 4.2
 Accompanying person costs 0.9 0.5 3.8 2.8
 Other 0.5 1.2 0.5 0.4
Total costs 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
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