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Table 4 Outpatient care expenses per patient at designated hospitals during a treatment course by county and survey period (RMB)

From: Utilization and expenses of outpatient services among tuberculosis patients in three Chinese counties: an observational comparison study

  Total Dantu Yangzhong Jurong
Baseline Final Baseline Final Baseline Final Baseline Final
n = 230 n = 174 n = 80 n = 49 n = 77 n = 64 n = 73 n = 61
Total expenditure 1202.6 1986.6* 690.4 2939.7* 1001.5 2520.6* 1976.0 660.8*
 Lab tests 277.1 631.8* 228.9 964.6* 211.6 744.5* 399.0 246.2*
  % of total expenditure 23.0% 31.8% 33.2% 32.8% 21.1% 29.5% 20.2% 37.3%
 Image examinations 219.6 163.8* 246.7 30.2* 331.1 346.3 72.2 79.6*
  % of total expenditure 18.3% 8.2% 35.7% 1.0% 33.1% 13.7% 3.7% 12.0%
 Medications 467.1 648.5 99.8 1308.1* 342.7 450.0 1000.8 326.9*
  % of total expenditure 38.8% 32.6% 14.5% 44.5% 34.2% 17.9% 50.6% 49.5%
 Other services 238.9 542.6* 115.1 636.8* 116.1 979.9* 504.0 8.0*
  % of total expenditure 19.9% 27.3% 16.7% 21.7% 11.6% 38.9% 25.5% 1.2%
  1. Data source: Patient surveys and hospital records
  2. * P < 0.05