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Table 4 Total direct and direct medical costs per year in € of caregivers of privately or statutory insured patients

From: Financial burden and quality of life of informal caregivers of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration

Visual acuity Health insurance N Variable N Mean
Median
SD
Min.
Max.
>0.3 Statutory 72 Direct medical costs 72 93 0 236 0 1,266
Direct total costs 72 324 106 628 0 4,370
Private 20 Direct medical costs 20 79 28 132 0 480
Direct total costs 20 651 260 1,407 0 6,444
≤0.3 - >0.1 Statutory 23 Direct medical costs 23 60 3 141 0 666
Direct total costs 23 242 186 295 0 1,374
Private 3 Direct medical costs 3 80 6 133 0 233
Direct total costs 3 217 186 110 126 339
≤0.1 Statutory 27 Direct medical costs 27 140 27 280 0 1,094
Direct total costs 27 672 202 1,306 10 6,658
Private 5 Direct medical costs 5 1,258 1,367 921 265 2,529
Direct total costs 5 4,024 4,152 3,853 358 9,886
  1. Caregivers of privately insured patients had more costs (p = 0.04). Despite the same visual acuity of ≤0.1 the caregiver costs of privately insured patients were six times higher, than the caregiver costs of patients with public health insurance, seen in the mean score or 20 times higher seen in the median