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Table 3 Cost of community-Based therapeutic care compared to inpatient Therapeutic feeding Centers

From: Cost effectiveness of community-based and in-patient therapeutic feeding programs to treat severe acute malnutrition in Ethiopia

Cost category TFC OTP Difference
  Mean cost per child($) Mean cost per child($) Mean cost per child
Total institutional cost 262.62 128.58 134.04
Direct caretakers cost 0.92 0.42 0.50
Caretakers opportunity cost 21.01 5.87 15.14
Total cost 284.56 134.88 149.68