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Table 2 Costs incurred by patients and their families: adult versus pediatric patients

From: Indirect costs associated with out-of-country referral for proton therapy: a survey of adult and pediatric patients in Alberta, Canada

Categorya All Patients (n = 17) Adult Patients (n = 8) Pediatric Patients (n = 9)
Mean ± SE (CAD) Range (CAD) Mean ± SE (CAD) Range (CAD) Mean ± SE (CAD) Range (CAD)
Transportation to the US 1886 ± 457 0—5627 1873 ± 765 0—5627 1896 ± 577 0—4244
Accommodation during travel to the US 50 ± 34 0—563 0 0—0 94 ± 62 0—563
Food during travel to the US 89 ± 23 0—338 94 ± 33 0—232 83 ± 35 0—338
Passport, visa, medical insurance, and other travel-related expenses 124 ± 43 0—546 134 ± 61 0—464 115 ± 65 0—546
Accommodation during stay in the US 5409 ± 1120 0—13,842 6867 ± 1624 0—13,842 4114 ± 1496 0—13,506
Transportation during stay in the US 1347 ± 597 0—7649 199 ± 109 0—764 2368 ± 1031 0—7649
Food during stay in the US 2443 ± 432 0—6921 2941 ± 643 922—6921 2001 ± 577 0—6010
Total cost 11,348 ± 1707 568—25,211 12,108 ± 2154 2245—20,764 10,672 ± 2698 568—25,211
Length of stay in US (days) 60 ± 2 44—81 65 ± 3 52—81 55 ± 2 44—62
Mean cost per dayb 195 ± 32 9—504 187 ± 37 40—399 202 ± 53 9—504
  1. aCategories other than those listed (for example, laundry or entertainment costs) were not queried in the survey
  2. bCalculated from mean cost per day on a per patient basis