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Table 3 Costs incurred in the districts using the community-based DOTS strategy and the family-based DOTS strategy (US$)

From: Community-based DOTS and family member DOTS for TB control in Nepal: costs and cost-effectiveness

  Districts using the community-based DOTS strategy Districts using the family-based DOTS strategy
  Palpa Syangja Doti Total* Baglung Dolakha Total
Total number of patients treated 422 335 125 460 136 117 253
   No of patients successfully treated 367 276 106 382 104 104 208
   Treatment success rate 87% 82% 85% 83% 76% 89% 82%
Costs per patient        
Total recurrent costs, including: 65.7 71.4 89.3 76.2 85.4 82.5 84.1
   Recurrent cost to health system 42.0 42.7 62.5 48.1 59.2 48.6 54.3
Personnel costs 19.9 21.5 35.6 25.3 26.6 23.9 25.3
Drug costs 12.5 12.1 12.9 12.3 13.0 12.9 13.0
Transportation 0.9 1.1 6.8 2.7 5.1 3.2 4.2
Utilities 3.7 4.6 2.8 4.1 6.3 5.3 5.9
Training, supervision, monitoring 1.6 1.8 4.0 2.4 2.3 1.9 2.1
Others (supplies, logistics, social mobilisation) 3.5 1.6 0.5 1.3 5.9 1.4 3.8
   Recurrent cost to patients and supervisors 23.6 28.6 26.8 28.1 26.2 34.0 29.8
Total costs to patients: 20.7 25.2 24.4 25.0 21.6 19.2 20.5
Opportunity costs 13.4 12.5 9.2 11.6 13.4 19.2 16.1
Direct costs 5.1 6.9 8.6 7.3 8.2 0.0 4.4
Other costs 2.2 5.8 6.6 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
   Total costs to supervisors, including: 3.0 3.4 2.3 3.1 4.6 14.7 9.3
Opportunity costs 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.8 13.6 7.8
Direct costs 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.8 2.5 0.2 1.4
  1. * Total of Syangja and Doti