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Table 2 Classification of Costs

From: The economic burden of maternal mortality on households: evidence from three sub-counties in rural western Kenya

Types of Costs Examples
Facility/service based Admission fees; File/card fees; Informal fees; Ambulance (for referred patients); Other medical costs at the health center
Informal service providers Aggregate total payment to person/people who provided the service
Transport costs (for both the women and companions, if any)  
Other medical/non-medical costs (for both the women and companions, if any) Medicines for women purchased outside a facility; food; bedding; hotel stay; other purchases
Funeral costs Costs incurred in holding the funeral service such as food (for guests), rental of chairs, etc.