Table 2

Direct outpatient cost in Birr, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2011 (*Birr 14.5=$1)
Costs category Mean (%) Median SD (IQR)
Before first visiting Tikur Anbessa Hospital
  Direct medical cost 1002.9 403 2021.6 (1030, 100)
  Consultation Fee 33.2 (2.8) 20 47.6 (50, 25)
  Investigations Fee 401 (34.1) 175 849.1 (500, 50)
  Cost Of Drugs 568.7 (48.4) 100 1514.0 (450, 0)
  Direct non-medical cost 172.8 30 1329.6 (115, 4)
  Transportation Fee 81.6 (6.9) 25 147.8 (114, 3)
  Cost for Other expenses 91.1 (7.8) - 1261.3 (0, 0)
  Total direct cost 1175.7 475 2716.6 (1150, 150)
At Tikur Anbessa Hospital
  Direct medical cost (n=171) 3148.4 1280 5140.1 (3530, 445)
  Consultation Fee 111.2 (4) 30 596.9 (30, 5)
  Investigations Fee* 1056.1 (34) 360 2357 (1000, 200)
  Cost Of Drugs¥ 1981.1 (63) 600 3796.7 (2000, 150)
  Direct non-medical cost 3568.6 1320 7828.2 (2995, 379)
  Transportation Fee (n=215) 117.3 70 304.1 (120, 10)
  Non-prescribed remedies (n=206) 2816.6 600 7614.4 (2000, 100)
  For food (n=212) 527.3 200 1143.3 (550,70)
Total direct cost 7060.1 3425 10471.9 (7664, 1204)

* Investigations include laboratory tests ultrasound, pathologic examination, x-ray and any other diagnostic procedures.

¥ Drugs include all medication prescribed by the physician or any other medication taken in relation with the problems of cervical cancer.

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