Table 2

Utilisation of healthcare services over 12 months
Subjects using resources (%) Mean frequency of utilisation (if used) Standard deviation Unit cost per visit/day (€)*
Physician visits (total) 2,979 (84.7%) 4.4 4.2
 Paediatrician 1,955 (55.6%) 2.6 2.4 22.53
 General practitioner 895 (25.4%) 2.2 1.6 18.87
 Ophthalmologist 1,050 (29.9%) 1.4 0.9 30.80
 Orthopaedist 538 (15.3%) 1.7 1.2 27.59
 Ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT) 409 (11.6%) 1.9 1.7 29.29
 Dermatologist 431 (12.3%) 2.2 3.2 18.40
 Pulmonologist 101 (2.9%) 2.8 3.4 44.53
 Other physician 346 (9.8%) 3.0 4.4 37.09
 Emergency room 474 (13.5%) 1.3 0.7 44.62
Therapy (total) 891 (25.3%) 13.8 19.8
 Alternative practitioner 217 (6.2%) 4.2 10.6 22.00
 Physical therapy 196 (5.6%) 14.1 16.1 20.18
 Speech therapy 145 (4.1%) 16.8 14.6 22.58
 Psychotherapy 183 (5.2%) 12.7 15.4 55.94
 Occupational therapy 98 (2.8%) 21.6 17.1 26.58
 Homoeopathy 207 (5.9%) 3.0 2.6 First: 86.56;
Subsequent: 43.28
 Other therapies 99 (2.8%) 11.8 15.3 31.33
Hospital (days) 193 (5.5%) 5.1 6.6 488.37

N = 3,518.

* Unit costs according to a national costing guideline [36] updated to the base year 2007.

Batscheider et al.

Batscheider et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:344   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-344

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