Table 4

Estimated costs of medical care for hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia

Unit cost (SCR)

Number done each year (n)

Cost per year (SCR)

Prevalence in population aged 25–64 (%)

Cost in population per year (SCR million)

Cost per capita and per year (US$)


Medical consultations

42

4

168

42.7

3.3

8.24

Blood tests for all persons with hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol

Glucose

30

1

30

42.7

0.6

1.47

Creatinine

30

1

30

42.7

0.6

1.47

Sodium

30

1

30

42.7

0.6

1.47

Potassium

30

1

30

42.7

0.6

1.47

Total cholesterol

30

1

30

42.7

0.6

1.47

HDL-cholesterol

50

1

50

42.7

1.0

2.45

Triglycerides

30

1

30

42.7

0.6

1.47

Subtotal

42.7

6.2

11.3

Additional blood tests for all persons with diabetes

Glucose

30

3

90

9.3

0.4

0.96

HbA1c

100

2

200

9.3

0.9

2.14

Subtotal

1.2

3.1

All blood tests

7.5

14.4

All blood tests and consultations

10.8

22.6


SCR: Seychelles rupees

Bovet et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:9   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-9

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