Table 3

Types of cost data and categories of costs of TB diagnosis from first consultation to tuberculosis diagnosis.

Cost per patient1


Type of costs and categories

Mean

Median (25, 75 percentiles)


Indirect costs:

Income lost from time spent at care providers

31

8 (2.3, 21)

Travel time cost of visiting care providers

2

0.6 (0.2, 2)

Total indirect cost

33

10 (3.4, 23)


Direct costs

Non-medical

Transport cost for visits at public health facilities

4

1.4 (0, 5)

Lodging costs during visits to public health facilities

5

0 (0, 4.3)

Total non-medical cost

9

2.3 (0, 9)

Medical

Cost of other drugs

6

2 (0, 9)

Consultation cost

3

2 (1, 3)

Investigation cost

6

3 (2, 6)

Hospital admissions cost

4

0 (0, 0)

Total medical cost

18

9 (4, 19)

Direct total

26

14 (6, 30)

Total cost

59

27 (12, 55)


1 Figures are computed at Ethiopia National Bank exchange rate of Birr 8.8 to 1 United States Dollar in 2005/06.

Mesfin et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:173   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-173

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