Table 2

Health expenditure of the 13 LHAs broken down by type of service (2007 data)
Type of service Average cost per inhabitant 2007 (in euros) % on total expenditure Standard deviation in euros(and%on average cost per inhabitant) Average yearly percentage variation between 2003 and2007
Hospital admissions 697 41% 89 (13%) 2%
Pharmaceutical 273 16% 37 (14%) 2%
Outpatient visits and examinations 220 13% 76 (35%) 7%
General Practitioners (including night service) 103 6% 9 (9%) 3%
Admissions of elderly people to residential structures 77 5% 39 (51%) 4%
Mental healthcare 59 4% 22 (37%) 2%
Prevention, public health and screening 56 3% 14 (25%) 3%
Emergency services 49 3% 26 (53%) 6%
Rehabilitation 28 2% 27 (95%) 9%
Disabled people 35 2% 24 (68%) 9%
Prosthesis 27 2% 11 (40%) 4%
Home healthcare 22 1% 11 (50%) 7%
Mother and child 18 1%w 12 (65%) 3%
Dependencies 16 1% 4 (25%) 17%
Hospice 3 0% 3 (118%) 6%
Overall cost per inhabitant 1,682 100% 171 (10%) 3%

Longo et al.

Longo et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:393   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-393

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