Table 1

Cost structure per patient and by sector of activity (2015 $C)

GroupOverall (n=47)Control (n=24)FreeO(n=23)
Emergency261.48257.71265.40
Nursing
 Medicine units2422.042627.992 207.14
 Intensive care157.90309.230.00
 Outpatient consultations1.011.350.65
 Day medicine3.456.760.00
 Subtotal2584.412945.332207.79
Medical imaging and nuclear medicine207.55259.08153.79
Laboratories354.30418.25287.57
Pharmacy
 Labour235.94278.89191.12
 Supplies378.23461.38291.48
 Subtotal614.17740.27482.60
Endoscopy99.7480.63119.68
Occupational therapy57.1083.2329.83
Physiotherapy139.89145.00134.55
Social services92.2781.08103.95
Respiratory physiology11.9413.879.92
Respiratory therapy564.71687.60436.47
Compressible costs for clinical support activities968.721127.36803.18
Specialist costs
 Pneumology820.39904.39732.74
 Other specialties260.70290.73229.37
 Subtotal1081.091195.12962.11
FreeO2 depreciation26.41  –53.97
O2 flowmeter depreciation0.150.30  –
O2 use76.99105.2747.48
Hospitalisation subtotal 7140.91 8 140.10 6098.30
Rehospitalisation costs
 Direct and indirect4814.135156.314457.09
 Medical specialists862.65969.67750.97
 Subtotal5676.786125.985208.06
Total costs 12 817.69 14 266.08 11 306.36
  • Source: data expressed as mean. Calculations provided by the authors and Direction de la performance clinique et organisationnelle, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec— Université Laval.