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Table 3 Comparison of cost between out-patients and in-patients(US$, x ¯ ±SD)

From: An investigation of economic costs of schizophrenia in two areas of China

Costs components Out-patients (n = 156) In-patients (n = 143) U value P value
Total cost 2008.08 ± 1012.00 3116.17 ± 1392.41 5437.50 0.000
1. Direct cost 406.38 ± 311.13 1281.21 ± 771.36 2149.50 0.000
(1) Direct medical cost 267.70 ± 255.66 1124.77 ± 739.30 1568.00 0.000
(2 ) Direct non-medical cost 138.68 ± 114.58 156.44 ± 161.36 10694.00 0.538
2. Indirect cost 1601.70 ± 956.10 1835.00 ± 1133.11 10004.00 0.124
(1) Value of damaged properties 65.49 ± 128.86 35.11 ± 86.28 10018.00 0. 108
(2) Costs due to lost working days and disability 1536.21 ± 956.77 1799.86 ± 1114.08 9694.00 0.051
Patients 936.48 ± 647.62 1077.09 ± 755.34 10079.50 0.150
Caregivers 599.73 ± 702.85 722.77 ± 760.37 10031.00 0.132