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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the multiple imputation estimates N = 1171

From: Econometric estimation of country-specific hospital costs

Variable Description Mean SE
Ln cost per bed day Natural log of cost per bed day in 1998 I $ 4.98 1.63
Ln GDP per capita Natural log of GDP per capita in 1998 I $ 8.90 1.06
Ln occupancy rate Natural log of occupancy rate -0.41 0.61
Drug costs Dummy variable for inclusion of drug costs. Included = 1 0.96 0.18
Food costs Dummy variable for inclusion of food costs. Included = 1 0.93 0.25
Level 1 hospital Dummy variable for level 1 hospital (1) 0.33 0.47
Level 2 hospital Dummy variable for level 2 hospital 0.41 0.49
Public Dummy variable for level public hospitals (2) 0.84 0.36
Private for profit Dummy variable for level private for profit hospitals 0.08 0.27
USA Dummy variable for USA. USA = 1 0.17 0.37
  1. (1) Dummies for levels of hospital are compared with level 3 hospitals (2) Dummies for hospital ownership are compared with public not-for-profit hospitals