Table 3—

Comparison of treatment expenses of the urban sample of diabetic subjects between 1998 and 2005 after accounting for inflation

Variables1998 (Rs)2005 (Rs)P valueIncreases (%)
Expenditure on medications2,5603,571<0.000139.5
Laboratory tests3071,339<0.0001336.2
Medical consultations299893<0.0001198.7
Expenditure on hospitalization4,2678,9290.0002109.3
Expenditure on surgery2,56018,7500.0003632.4
Median expenditure4,194 (871–64,182)8,930 (893–284,821)<0.0001112.9
$95 (20–1,459)$203 (20–6,473)     
  • Data are median or median (range) in Indian Rs unless otherwise indicated. Rs 44 = $1.00 (approximately).