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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

Medical cost according to the IoT use and type of care

Cost (1,000 KRW) (IQR) All PCH group PCH/PCU group
IoT users IoT non-users P-value IoT users IoT non-users P-value IoT users IoT non-users P-value
PCH
Out-of-pocket expense per patient 93 (65-135) 31 (15-64) 0.003* 111 (71-274) 30 (14-66) 0.018* 91 (46-130) 34 (19-66) 0.081
Non-benefit medical expense per patient 2 (2-188) 1 (0-23) 0.630 1 (0-86) 0 (0-27) 1.000 15 (0-245) 3 (0-21) 0.409
Total cost per patient 2,005 (1,301-3,017) 633 (321-1,432) 0.005* 2,304 (1,423-5,584) 604 (285-1,406) 0.019* 2005 (940-2,754) 738 (471-2,185) 0.095
PCU
Out-of-pocket expense per hospitalization 101 (50-368) 160 (89-328) 0.535 0 0 N.A 101 (50-368) 160 (89-328) 0.535
Non-benefit medical expense per hospitalization 29 (19-41) 38 (22-101) 0.271 0 0 N.A 29 (19-41) 38 (22-101) 0.271
Total medical expense per hospitalization 2,031 (1,035-5,702) 2,827 (1,876-5,659) 0.553 . . 2,031 (1,035-5,702) 2,827 (1,876-5,659) 0.553
Total medical expense in hospice per patient 3,331 (1,994-6,893) 2,226 (446-5,963) 0.271 2,304 (1,423-5,584) 604 (285-1,406) 0.027* 3,819 (3,039-7,500) 6,855 (3,445-12,450) 0.374

Values are presented as n (%) or median (interquartile range) unless otherwise indicated.

PCH, palliative care at home; PCU, palliative care unit; LOS, length of stay; KRW, Korean won.

P-value is from the Mann Whitney U test.

*Statistically significant.

Korean J Clin Geri 2021;22:93-103 https://doi.org/10.15656/kjcg.2021.22.2.93
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