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Table 4 Economic burden of heart failure by subgroup

From: Prevalence and socio-economic burden of heart failure in an aging society of South Korea

  Annual per-capita NHI-covered medical costs, USD Ratio of costs
By age
 19–64 years old 629.5 1.0
  ≥ 65 years old 996.0 1.6
By type of health security program enrolled in
 NHI 821.1 1.0
 MA 1310.9 1.6
By experience of hospitalization
 Not hospitalized in 2014 422.9 1.0
 Hospitalized in 2014 4104.4 9.7
  1. USD U.S. dollar, NHI National Health Insurance, MA medical aid
  2. All costs were expressed in 2016 monetary value (1 USD = 1,150 Korean won) and estimated from the payer’s perspective