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Table 2 Average cost per patient for different items of alternative DOT options

From: Cost and cost-effectiveness of community based and health facility based directly observed treatment of tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  Health facility DOT Community DOT
Provider's cost Smear positive Smear negative&EPTB Total health facility USD* Smear positive Smear negative&EPTB Total community USD*
  quantity Unit price USD quantity Unit price USD   quantity Unit price USD quantity Unit price USD  
Visit TB clinic 58 1.12 24 1.90 56.0 10 1.12 10 1.90 15.0
Drugs 1 20.90 1 12.10 17.0 1 20.90 1 12.10 17.0
NTLP management & supervision district level 1 1.50 1 1.50 1.5 1 1.50 1 1.50 1.50
NTLP management & supervision regional level 1 0.93 1 0.93 0.9 1 0.93 1 0.93 0.90
Community project management 1 26.97 1 26.97 27.0 1 26.97 1 26.97 27.0
Community project supervision       1 13.16 1 13.16 13.0
Community project training       1 0.90 1 0.90 0.9
Total providers cost 102      75
Patient's cost           
Direct 58 0.51 24 0.51 22.0 10 0.51 10 0.51 5.0
Indirect 58 0.50 24 0.51 21.0 1 7.54 1 5.90 7.0
Total patient's cost 43      12
Treatment supporter's cost           
Direct       8 0.24 8 0.24 1.92
Indirect       1 6.18 1 4.54 5.43
Total treatment supporter's cost       7
Total cost      145      94
  1. *Weighted average of smear positives(56%) and smear negatives and extra- pulmonary (44%)