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Table 2 Descriptive information on healthcare expenditure and utilization among the study population (n = 18,936)

From: Socioeconomic differences in healthcare expenditure and utilization in The Netherlands

  Participants aged 25–44 years (n = 6274) Participants aged 45–64 years (n = 8159) Participants aged 65–79 years (n = 4503) Total study population
(n = 18,936)
  Mean or % SD or n Median Mean or % SD or n Median Mean or % SD or n Median Mean or % SD or n Median
Healthcare expenditure
  Total healthcare expenditure (% yes) 99.3 6233   99.8 8144   100.0 4501   99.7 18,878  
  Expenditure in Euros among those with expenditure 1561 5291 202 2361 7901 443 4358 11,100 1368  2573  8165  501
  General practitioner care (% yes) 99.1 6220   99.6 8128   99.6 4485   99.5 18,833  
  Expenditure in Euros among those with expenditure 77 91 47 85 100 55 115 127 75  89  106  56
  Hospital care (% yes) 51.7 3242   65.2 5321   86.5 3896   65.8 12,459  
  Expenditure in Euros among those with expenditure 1518 4992 375 2244 7773 476 3107 9312 734  2325  7730  501
  Dental care (% yes) 0.7 42   3.2 260   8.2 367   3.5 669  
  Expenditure in Euros among those with expenditure 627 941 315 647 810 386 636 877 214  640  855  291
  Mental health care (% yes) 6.7 418   4.4 356   2.0 89   4.6 863  
  Expenditure in Euros among those with expenditure 4790 10,048 2346 3650 7149 1500 6291 18,143 1992  4474  10,206 2010 
  Physiotherapeutic care (% yes) 1.2 73   2.8 231   5.7 256   3.0 560  
  Expenditure in Euros among those with expenditure 1111 1060 728 855 857 639 1152 1072 827  1024  995  732
  Home care (% yes) 0.4 26   1.3 107   5.5 248   2.0 381  
  Expenditure in Euros among those with expenditure 6762 13,552 879 5451 8900 1367 4736 6956 1437  5075  8120  1367
  Pharmaceutical care (% yes) 60.2 3780   74.5 6082   89.5 4028   73.4 13,890  
  Expenditure in Euros among those with expenditure 229 1296 55 459 2130 112 599 1444 263  437  1751  116
  Maternity home care (% yes) 5.1 318   - -   - -   1.7 318  
  Expenditure in Euros among those with expenditure 1323 952 1653 - - - - - - 1323 952 1653
Healthcare utilization
  General practitioner (% yes)a 23.7 1488   28.4 2317   34.9 1570   28.4 5375  
  Number of consultations among users 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.5 1.1 1.0
  Medical specialist (% yes)a 13.3 837   17.3 1409   24.6 1108   17.7 3354  
  Number of consultations among users 1.8 1.5 1.0 1.7 1.7 1.0 1.6 1.6 1.0 1.7 1.6 1.0
  Dentist (% yes)a 17.3 1083   19.8 1619   17.3 780   18.4 3482  
  Number of consultations among users 1.2 0.6 1.0 1.2 0.5 1.0 1.2 0.5 1.0 1.2 0.5 1.0
  Overnight hospital admission (% yes) 5.3 332   6.8 556   11.9 534   7.5 1422  
  Number of admissions among users 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.8 4.7 1.0 2.0 4.6 1.0 1.8 4.1 1.0
  Daytime hospital admission (% yes) 7.2 453   9.0 731   11.1 500   8.9 1684  
  Number of admissions among users 1.9 5.1 1.0 1.7 2.3 1.0 2.3 6.7 1.0 1.9 4.8 1.0
  Mental health professional (% yes) 13.4 843   8.8 722   3.7 167   9.1 1732  
  Number of consultations among users 13.5 18.4 8.0 10.1 13.3 6.0 7.7 11.7 4.0 11.5 16.0 6.0
  Physiotherapist (% yes) 28.5 1789   32.3 2639   33.9 1525   31.4 5953  
  Number of consultations among users 12.0 17.4 7.0 14.1 18.4 8.0 18.8 25.5 10.0 14.7 20.3 8.0
  Home care (% yes) 4.0 254   3.1 255   9.7 438   5.0 947  
  1. aConcerns healthcare utilization in the past 4 weeks. For all other types of care, the time window of healthcare utilization is 12 months