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Table 4 Cost estimates (€) over a three month period assessed with the RUD Lite and interRAI-HC

From: Convergent validity of the interRAI-HC for societal costs estimates in comparison with the RUD Lite instrument in community dwelling older adults

  RUD Lite (n = 656) InterRAI-HC (n = 656) Mean Difference (RUD Lite minus interRAI-HC) Spearman’s ρ (range countries)
Service use category Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (95 % CI)  
Home health and domestic care 2369 (2860) 2603 (2505) −233 (−415; −54) 0.56* (0.37*–0.81*)
Physician visits 83 (158) 93 (178) −10 (−21; 2) 0.57* (0.06–0.72*)
Other health care services 108 (265) 118 (316) −10 (−29; 8) 0.66* (0.35*–0.79*)
Hospital admissions 680 (2568) 1197 (3737) −517 (−786; −246) 0.53* (0.14–0.91*)
Supportive care services 177 (277) 222 (279) −45 (−61; −29) 0.72* (0.59*–0.92*)
Informal care 2877 (6770) 2866 (5787) 10 (−382; 428) 0.61* (0.48*–0.80*)
Total societal costs 6295 (8221) 7099 (7428) −804 (−1340; -269) 0.60* (0.51*–0.79*)
  1. * p < 0.01