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Table 2 Costs of resource utilisation in the 2 years preceding index IHD admission stratified by subgroups

From: Patterns of Medicare-funded primary health and specialist consultations in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians in the two years before hospitalisation for ischaemic heart disease

  Aboriginal (1) Non-Aboriginal (2) Ratio (1/2)
Total healthcare expenditure on the MBS items in 2 years preceding index admission, CPI adjusted, $(%) 1,613,868 (2.7) 58,100,000 (97.3)  
Mean healthcare cost/person 1271 ± 1391 2238 ± 2319 0.57
▪ Younger age < 55 1134 ± 1360 1551 ± 1885 0.73
▪ 55 years and older 1532 ± 1412 2477 ± 2406 0.62
▪ Men 1049 ± 1195 2067 ± 2183 0.51
▪ Women 1541 ± 1556 2670 ± 2582 0.58
▪ Metro patients 1454 ± 1424 2332 ± 2382 0.62
▪ Rural patients 1170 ± 1363 1869 ± 2013 0.63
▪ Incident patients 1186 ± 1197 2099 ± 2178 0.56
▪ Diabetic patients 1461 ± 1358 3082 ± 2572 0.47
▪ Chronic kidney disease patients 1551 ± 1445 3079 ± 2667 0.50