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Table 3 Average and median costs of services ($A2012)

From: Health and social support services in older adults recently discharged from hospital: service utilisation and costs and exploration of the impact of a home-exercise intervention

Resource use Unit costs All participants n = 337  
   Average cost per patient (SD) Median (IQR) Total cost
Health and residential care services n = 337  
 Hospital admission DRG specific $5,550 ($15,167) $0.0 ($2,102) $1,886,777
 Residential high care $94.79 bed day $112 ($1,816) $0.0 ($0.0) $37,536
 Residential low care $11,472pa $681 ($2,765) ($0.0) ($0.0) $229,440
Medical services   $1,289 ($1,189) $1,019 ($900) $422,707
 ED presentation $451 $53 ($176) $0.0 ($0.0) $17,589
 GP $70.30 $720 ($457) $633 ($492) $234,310
 GP-home $81.85 $63 ($219) $0.0 ($0.0) $20,954
 Specialist $105.48 $243 ($393) $105 ($316) $78,899
 Nursing $56.18 $209 ($774) $0.0 ($0.0) $70,955
Allied health services   $222 ($502) $0 ($64) $62,040
 Physiotherapy $55.44 to $64.36 $173 ($208) $0.0 ($64) $58,500
 Occupational therapy $55.44 to $64.36 $10 ($74) $0.0 ($0.0) $3,540
Social support services n = 319, excludes participants living in low-care residential facility
Social support services $2,390 ($4,304) $894 ($3,463) $762,290
 Showering/dressing $36.40 $576 ($1,715) $0.0 ($0.0) $181,272
 Meals $11.10 $439 ($985) $0.0 ($433) $137,740
 Domestic services $39.07 $999 ($1,913) $430 ($407) $318,537
 Transport $12.39 $139 ($358) $0.00 ($130) $44,443
 Shopping $36.40 $252 ($878) $0.00 ($0.00) $80,298