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Table 7 Modifications to living accommodation made by German respondents 1

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

   Reimbursement sources for home adaptations / aids
Modification (n) Proportion Mandatory health insurance n (%) Private health insurance n (%) Out of pocket n (%) Not stated n (%)
Adapted bath/shower (10) 63% 6 (60) 1 (10) 0 3 (30)
Bathroom alterations (4) 25% 3 (75) 0 0 1 (25)
Kitchen alterations (1) 6% 0 0 1 (100) 0
Adapted bed (4) 25% 3 (75) 0 0 1 (25)
Electric wheelchair (3) 19% 3 (100) 0 0 0
Handles/rails (7) 44% 4 (57) 0 1 (14) 2 (29)
Lifter/Hoist (5) 31% 5 (100) 0 0 0
Ramp (4) 25% 3 (75) 1 (25) 0 0
Speaking computer (1) 6% 1 (100) 0 0 0
Walking frame (1) 6% 1 (50) 0 0 0
Walking sticks (1) 6% 0 0 1 (100) 0
Wheel chair (3) 19% 2 (67) 0 0 1(33)
Other* (7) 44% 1 (14) 0 1 (14) 5 (72)
  1. * Adaptation to house, folding chair, mattress, special seat, cars.
  2. 1Source Germany – PCIF.