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Table 2 Item-wise expenditure for delivery care (N = 540)

From: Out of pocket expenditure to deliver at public health facilities in India: a cross sectional analysis

Items (n) Median expenditure in INR (min-max)
Normal (n = 461) Complicated (n = 79) Total (N = 540)
Transportation (n = 458) 130 (20-1500) 150 (20- 1634) 142.5 (20 – 1634)
Medicines and supplies (n = 298) 100 (15-1200) 110 (35-8000) 100 (15 – 8000)
Laboratory investigations (n = 13) 20 (10-200) 450 (100 – 1700) 100 (10 – 1700)
Blood transfusion (n = 2) - 500 (500 – 500) 500 (500 – 500)
Newborn care in private facility (n = 3) a a 200 (100 – 2000)
Tips for getting services (n = 466) 300 (10-2000) 400 (20-7000) 320 (10 – 7000)
Food (from the facility) (n = 15) 200 (20-500) 225 (30-500) 200 (20 – 500)
Any other (n = 265) 300 (20-3000) 400 (20-6000) 300 (20 – 6000)
Total expenditure (n = 540) 680 (15-5200) 970 (20-14400) 700 (15 – 14400)
  1. aNumber of cases are not enough to calculate median as they are divided between normal (1) and complicated (2) categories
  2. US$ 1 = 61 INR