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Table 2 Direct medical expenses for patients with different diabetic complications in Hangzhou City, 2011

From: Complications of diabetes in China: health system and economic implications

  DR DPN Hypertension CVD DN DFU
# of patients 533 1124 1078 593 242 347
# of patients with hospital admission 24 33 13 35 16 1
Average direct medical expense (USD)
 Per OP visit 61 62 65 65 80 59
 Per hospital admission 1092 2448 1764 3545 1858 825
Average annual direct medical expense (USD)
 Overall (per patient) 2455 2451 2299 3074 3466 2459
 OP visits (per patient) 2389 2286 2250 2601 3220 2454
 Hospital admissions (per patient) 66 165 49 473 246 5
OOP payment rate (%) 30.4 29.5 30.2 30.0 29.9 26.4