Table 2

Estimated differences in mean annual total compulsory and supplementary insurance costs (€): CAM patients compared with CON patients (linear regression model)

Compulsory insurance costsSupplementary insurance costs
TotalGPPharmaceuticalHospitalParamedic
All ages−225***−3***−58***−165***133***
 0–24−80***−3***−2−74***−211***
 25–49−137***−2**−50***−85**132***
 50–74−356***−1−126***−232***352***
 75+−236*11***−38−219**1024***
Last year of life−1161*567−1250**273
  • *p<0.1; **p<0.05; ***p<0.01.

  • CAM, complementary and alternative medicine; CON, conventional; GP, general practitioner.