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Table 1 Direct cost of a caesarean section for families in the Fez hospitals

From: Fee exemption for caesarean section in Morocco

  SEGMA hospitals University hospital
  Nr respondents Mean
(95% CI)
Minimum/Maximum Nr respondents Mean
(95% CI)
Minimum/Maximum
Invoice paid 84 $0 $0/$0 16 $138
(98-178)
$0*/$304
Pharmaceutical products and consumables 82 $85 (76-96) $0/$228 15 $74 (51-98) $13/$158
   Transport cost 1 st journey 84 $6 (4-8) $0/$63 16 $16 (7-24) $0/$44
   Transport cost (after 1 st journey) 84 $46 (40-52) $0/$121 16 $52 (28-78) $5/$162
Total transport cost 84 $52 (45-59) $0/$163 16 $68 (42-94) $5/$175
Tips and unofficial payments 74 $11 (7-14) $0/$51 16 $3 (0-7) $0/$19
Cost of extra food 84 $16 (11-20) $0/$127 16 $5 (0-10) $0/$32
Opportunity cost 83 $8 (5-11) $0/$63 15 $7 (0-15) $0/$38
Global Cost of Caesarean 84 $169
(153-185)
$26/$376 16 $291
(224-359)
$138/$616
  1. * women who paid $0 were covered by a health insurance which was charged $127