Table 7

Average cost per mild/moderate and severe case of cholera and cholera death (US$) in 2007 (at 2002 prices)

Scenario 1: Maximum life expectancy of 73 years

Scenario 2: Average life expectancy of 53 years

Scenario 3: Minimum life expectancy of 40 years


Types of costs per person

Cost per case (US$)

Cost per case (US$)

Cost per case (US$)


(1) Cost of medicines per mild/moderate cholera case

1.4

1.4

1.4

(2) Cost of medicines per severe cholera case

6.0

6.0

6.0

(3) Cost of health centre consultation per mild/moderate cholera case

20.9

20.9

20.9

(4) Cost of hospital admission per severe cholera case

56.2

56.2

56.2

(5) Cost per cholera test

15.5

15.5

15.5

(6). Health care cost borne by cholera patient

2.5

2.5

2.5

(7). Cost of productive time lost per severe cholera case

7.1

7.1

7.1

(8). Cost of productive time lost per mild/moderate cholera case

5.4

5.4

5.4

(9). Cost of productive time lost per premature death

28811.8

23237.7

15979.2

(10). Cost of productive time lost in travel per care giver

12.6

12.6

12.6


Kirigia et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:8   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-8

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