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Table 4 Costs (per patient) of use of healthcare services at baseline and 6 months (n = 36, CAD)

From: The Aging, Community and Health Research Unit—Community Partnership Program for older adults with type 2 diabetes and multiple chronic conditions: a feasibility study

Service Median cost Q1—Q3 cost Median cost Q1–Q3 cost Difference in median costs
Baseline Baseline 6 months 6 months (6 months—baseline)
Family physician 75.92 75.92–113.88 75.92 37.96–113.88 0.00
Specialist 190.48 64.72–409.27 173.12 22.15–321.25 −17.36
Emergency room visits 0.00 0.00–0.00 0.00 0.00–0.00 0.00
Ambulance service 0.00 0.00–0.00 0.00 0.00–0.00 0.00
Total home care visits 0.00 0.00–0.00 0.00 0.00–0.00 0.00
Total diabetes carea 145.00 95.00–214.00 499.00 356.50–602.00 354.00
Other health professionals (OHIP)b 6.11 0.00–120.00 0.00 0.00–60.00 −6.11
Other health professionalsc 71.68 15.00–254.20 78.30 10.00–222.50 6.62
Other servicesd 0.00 0.00–616.00 0.00 0.00–550.00 0.00
Supplies, equipment 0.00 0.00–0.00 0.00 0.00–30.00 0.00
Diagnostic tests 160.62 116.70–279.79 138.50 72.17–269.66 −22.12
Prescription medse 766.60 365.80–1037.43 635.81 392.77–1051.39 −130.79
Acute care hospital 0.00 0.00–0.00 0.00 0.00–0.00 0.00
Total costs 2032.31 1442.73–3563.02 2223.24 1660.16–3546.33 190.93
  1. aIncludes the costs of kinesiology assessments, group sessions, home/clinic visits, and case conferences
  2. bIncludes nurse practitioners, nurses, neuropsychologists, pharmacists, mental health counselors, speech and language pathologists, and group programs
  3. cIncludes dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, chiropodists, foot care nurses, acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists (not through home care), and audiologists
  4. dIncludes homemakers, delivered meals, adult day programs, personal trainers, and 911 service
  5. eCost based on amount paid by provincial government and includes dispensing fee