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Table 3 Healthcare resource utilisation

From: Clinical management and associated costs for moderate and severe Alzheimer’s disease in urban China: a Delphi panel study

  Independent Dependent
Healthcare resource Non-aggressive Aggressive Non-Aggressive Aggressive
Moderate AD patients
 Hospitalisationa 0 % 5 % 5 % 90 %
 Nursing homea 0 % 20 % 80 % 0 %
 Caregiver timeb 1 3 4 10
 Consultationsc 6 6 6 6
 Brain imagingc 0 0 0 0
 Cognitive assessment scalesc 1 1 1 1
 Biological analysisc 1 1 1 1
Severe AD patients
 Hospitalisationa 1 % 1 % 35 % 70 %
 Nursing homea 0 % 20 % 80 % 20 %
 Caregiver timeb 1 3 12 15
 Consultationsc 6 6 6 6
 Brain imagingc 0 0 0.35 0.35
 Cognitive assessment scalesc 0 0 0 0
 Biological analysisc 1 1 1 1
  1. aProbability of using the healthcare resource over a 6 month cycle. bNumber of hours of caregiving required per day. cNumber of times the healthcare resource is used.