Table 2

Overall OOPE related to hospitalization of an older adult, stratified by service (IMW vs GEMU)
Type of expenditure IMW Mean (±SD) GEMU Mean (±SD)
Medicines 3.1 (18.1) 0.21 (1.6)
Other medical supplies and personal care 2.9 (2.5) 0
Transportation 6.2 (18.7) 2.5 (2.9)
Food 6.6 (16.5) 3.1 (3.8)

Notes: IMW=internal medicine ward; GEMU=geriatric evaluation and management unit; SD=standard deviation.

Amounts are in US Dollars, exchange rate of 11.68 Mexican pesos for each 1.00 US$ (June 2011).

†Significant at p ≤ 0.05

López-Ortega et al.

López-Ortega et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:51   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-51

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