Table 3

Average cost per case of diabetes and diabetes related death (Int$) in 2005

GROUP 1

GROUP 2

GROUP 3

Cost items

Cost per case diabetes per year

Cost per diabetes case per year

Cost per diabetes case per year


(1). Total annual cost of insulin

2,064.5

2,692.4

4,582.7

(2). Total annual cost of syringes

376.8

270.3

459.7

(3). Total annual cost of reagent strips

542.5

389.2

662.0

(4). Total annual cost of glucose meters

6.8

4.9

8.3

(5). Total cost of oral drugs

15.5

27.8

51.9

(6). Total cost of OPD consultations

159.8

147.0

20.0

(7). Total cost of hospitalization

827.2

940.1

155.0

(8). Total cost diabetes related test all people

84.6

90.1

188.1

(9). Monetary cost borne by households

45.7

70.9

88.3

(10). Cost of permanent disability

116,215.1

41,776.8

10,168.9

(11). Cost of temporary disability

121.7

43.7

10.6

(12). Cost of premature deaths among the productive

63,599.6

22,862.7

5,565.0

(13). Productivity loss for care givers

121.8

43.8

10.7

GRAND TOTAL COST

11,431.6

4,770.6

2,144.3


Note: The averages in this table were obtained by dividing the itemized total costs in Table 2 by the respective group's number of cases in need of insulin, syringes, reagent strips, glucose meters, oral drugs, hospital outpatient department consultations, hospitalization and diabetes related tests; and numbers of permanently disabled, temporary disabled, premature deaths and care givers.

Kirigia et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:6   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-6

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