Table 3

Mean costs per patient over different quarters, n=234
Period of time Significant difference between quarters
Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Cost category Means (SD) Means (SD) Means (SD) Means (SD)
Direct healthcare costs
 Physicians 115.00 (94.54) 139.14 (145.99) 133.33 (119.93) 135.91 (108.93) **1 vs. 2; *1 vs. 4
 Physiotherapist 13.57 (49.18) 19.57 (57.59) 16.98 (48.73) 19.10 (57.80)
 Ambulatory clinic in hospital 5.17 (20.14) 7.92 (37.99) 14.99 (84.45) 7.75 (32.38)
 Inpatient care 1436.71 (4175.58) 1529.02 (4774.59) 723.35 (2851.91) 959.82 (3070.25) *2 vs. 3
 Inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation 1238.61 (1085.16) 68.38 (405.57) 24.51 (217.36) 52.56 (365.25) **1 vs. 2, 1 vs. 3, 1 vs. 4
 Drugs 325.58 (178.80) 339.94 (203.90) 337.11 (200.37) 312.89 (204.51) **4 vs. 2, 4 vs. 3
Sum of direct healthcare costs 3134.64 (4271.98) 2104.00 (4898.88) 1250.28 (3010.82) 1488.07 (3270.83) **1 vs. 2, 1 vs. 3, 1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3
Direct non-healthcare costs
 Outpatient nursing service 34.67 (162.79) 43.50 (237.95) 38.70 (181.42) 28.56 (151.73)
 Paid household help 96.38 (643.07) 111.01 (684.75) 109.03 (626.12) 102.05 (645.84)
 Informal care 35.45 (177.98) 43.72 (190.73) 46.47 (194.71) 54.74 (205.98) **1 vs. 4
Sum of direct non-healthcare costs 166.49 (710.79) 198.21 (811.39) 194.20 (729.73) 185.35 (743.39)
Sum of costs 3301.14 (4353.64) 2302.21 (5068.35) 1444.50 (3197.00) 1673.42 (3402.68) **1 vs.2, 1 vs. 3, 1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3

*p-value of Repeated Measure ANOVA (RMANOVA) Tukey test <0.10.

**p-value of Repeated Measure ANOVA (RMANOVA) Tukey test <0.05.

Seidl et al.

Seidl et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:318   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-318

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