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Table 3 Costs and effects of community-based therapeutic care compared to no treatment

From: Cost effectiveness of community-based therapeutic care for children with severe acute malnutrition in Zambia: decision tree model

  CTC No treatment Difference
  Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI)
Mean cost per patient ($) 203 (139–274) 0 0 203 (139–274)
Death rate (%) 9.2 (4.3–7.25) 20.8 (10.5–31.8) 11.5 (0.4–23.0)
Expected DALYs* 30.2 (29.3–31.2) 26.4 (22.7–29.8) 3.8 (0.14–7.7)
  1. CTC community-based therapeutic care.
  2. * assuming 33.3 disability adjusted life years (DALYs) expected after surviving one year [5]