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Table 4 Comparison of the direct and indirect costs of hospitalized patients and outpatients in the study areas

From: Economic cost analysis of malaria case management at the household level during the malaria elimination phase in The People’s Republic of China

  Hospitalized patients Outpatients p-value
Mean SD Mean SD
Direct costs      
 Drugs 1169.69 280.48 164.55 42.46 <0.05
 Examinations 748.68 269.23 48.3 20.52 <0.05
 Treatment 489.02 129.57 35.12 10.93 <0.05
 Other 140.32 82.87 171.05 16.79 0.196
 Subtotal direct costs 2587.91 136.12 287.71 65.19 <0.05
Indirect costs      
 Nutritional supplements 324.3 38.28 171.05 16.79 <0.05
 Transportation 136.74 20.19 41.35 8.10 <0.05
 Accommodation 385.05 33.81 94.96 20.43 <0.05
 Absence of work 1148.23 136.12 371.87 62.77 <0.05
 Other 38.76 18.51 26.1 11.11 0.507
 Subtotal indirect costs 2032.17 196.78 705.33 89.39 <0.05
Total costs 4624.62 770.59 982.39 128.59 <0.05