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Table 3 Table showing cost difference between the two groups using “top down” and “bottom up” method

From: To compare cost effectiveness of ‘Kangaroo Ward Care’ with ‘Intermediate intensive care’ in stable very low birth weight infants (birth weight < 1100 grams): a randomized control trial

Variable ‘Kangaroo ward care’ (KWC) ‘Intermediate intensive care’ (IIC) n = 70 P value
“Top down” Hospital charges 24955.1 ± 13027.7 45233.3 ± 15319.4 <0.001
“Bottom-up” Cost incurred by parents 16636.7 ± 8685.1 30155.5 ± 10212.9 <0.001