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Table 6 Total cost and funding source for home modifications and aids used by UK respondents 1

From: Impact of Friedreich’s Ataxia on health-care resource utilization in the United Kingdom and Germany

Modification Total cost (£) NHS (£) Social services (£) Out-of-pocket (£) Not stated Mean cost of adaptation (£)
Adaptation bath/ shower 189,927 12,219 105,760 55,305 16,643 5,133
(6.4%) (55.7%) (29.1%) (8.8%)
Changes to home flooring 21,850 0 1,900 13,950 6,000 1,561
(8.7%) (63.8%) (27.5%)
Door Widening 34,408 1,775 17,431 7,426 7,776 1,911
(5.2%) (50.7%) (21.6%) (22.6%)
Electric bed 33,407 13,264 5,350 9,550 5,243 1,758
(39.7%) (16.0%) (28.6%) (15.7%)
Hand rail & Grab rail 1,277 290 697 0 290 256
(22.7%) (54.6%)   (22.7%)
Hoist 32,000 5,600 25,600 0 800 1,684
(17.5%) (80%) (2.5%)
Ramps 76,933 4,433 49,967 18,000 4,533 2,564
(5.8%) (64.9%) (23.4%) (5.9%)
Specialized Mattress 9,400 5,400 600 2,800 600 627
(57.4%) (6.4%) (29.8%) (6.4%)
Stair Lift 5,985 1,500 995 1,500 0 1,197
(37.5%) (24.9%) (37.5%)
Stair rail 786 327 131 262 65 65
(41.7%) (16.7%) (33.4%) (8.3%)
Extensive home improvement 199,000 0 143,000 11,000 45,000 33,166
(71.9%) (5.5%) (22.6%)
  1. 1Source UK – PCIF.