Table 3

Sample characteristics on health care utilization variables, 2007-2011
Total Place of death Home Hospital Nursing home pa)
Health care expenditures mean (CHF) 17,686.7 11,194.3 23,193.7 16,579.0 ***
Standard deviation 15,719.1 13,700.5 19,698.9 8,462.3
Proportion with values (%) 98.3 93.7 100.0 100.0
GP consultations mean 2.9 3.0 3.8 1.9 ***
Standard deviation 4.5 4.4 4.7 4.2
Proportion with values (%) 55.1 58.6 68.6 37.8
Specialist consultations mean 0.8 0.8 1.2 0.3 ***
Standard deviation 2.5 2.7 2.9 1.6
Proportion with values (%) 26.0 27.4 36.3 13.8
Length of stay hospital mean 16.9 9.7 29.0 9.0 ***
Standard deviation 25.6 19.3 30.0 18.5
Proportion with values (%) 60.8 38.7 99.9 34.7
Length of stay nursing home mean 58.3 14.2 16.7 137.1 ***
Standard deviation 74.8 42.0 45.1 53.0
Proportion with values (%) 45.6 15.1 17.4 99.5
Home care costs mean (CHF) 766.9 1,265.7 832.4 317.8 ***
Standard deviation 2,369.1 3,357.0 2,221.7 1,294.6
Proportion with values (%) 28.8 36.1 36.8 14.4
Different ATC-codes mean 11.3 10.6 13.5 9.5 ***
Standard deviation 8.8 9.1 8.8 8.1
Proportion with values (%) 84.9 84.4 93.8 75.5

CHF indicates Swiss francs; GP, general practitioner; ATC, Anatomical Therapeutic Classification * P < 0.10, ** P < 0.05, *** P < 0.01.

a) Significance level: Kruskal-Wallis-test was used to check for significant differences between the groups.

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Reich et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:116   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-116

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