Table 2

Services rendered, number of recipients and mean costs
Number of recipients of service Mean use per recipient during study period Median costs per recipient of service during study period in € (IQR) Mean costs for all participants (n = 15) during study period in € (SD)
Servives paid by the municipality
Home cleaning 4 20 hours 869 (77–1738) 237 (525)
Home nursing 9 71.6 hours 4075 (419–9954) 3082 (4281)
Day care centre 1 26 days 1156 77 (299)
Nursing home 4 33 days 6750 (4500–10286) 1886 (3525)
Social worker 9 204.7 hours 12 097 (2688–12 097) 5827 (6092)
Police custody 7 6 nights 1453 (242–1937) 678 (1087)
Kirkens bymission 1 151 10 (39)
Social welfare 9 1639 (339–6466) 3266 (6309)
Costs for municipal services 15 13 162 (5896–20 112) 15 064 (9525)
Municipal services paid by the client
Municipal housing 2 6 months 4298 573 (1512)
Specialized housing 6 5.14 months 1090 (0–2719) 812 (1554)
Hospice 3 16.3 days 0 74 (285)
General practitioner 10 8.5 visits 90 (41–100) 65 (79)
Community-based ED 10 5.1 visits 145 (73–218) 121 (169)
Out-of-pocket payments 15 178 (82–2928) 1646 (21079)
State-funded services
In-hospital stay 6 23.1 days 7151 (1294–17 840) 6998 (14 171)
Outpatient clinic 3 18 visits 3588 521 (1862)
Treatment for substance abuse 1 15 days 9080 605 (2344)
Disability pension 9 6 months 8417 (6589–10 631) 5038 (4796)
Retirement pension 5 6 months 8333 (8250–8691) 2907 (4275)
Costs for state-funded services 15 10 640 (8326–15 568) 16 069 (16 751)
Pay back of debts 8 −251 (302–716) −304 (–458)
Total costs per six months 15 28 774 (21 555–39 143) 32 474 (18 284)
Minimum 6081
Maximum 80 937

SD = standard deviation; IQR = Interquartile range where applicable.

Vossius et al.

Vossius et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:185   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-185

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