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Table 5 Sensitivity analysis for calculation of affordability using two threshold levels of wages

From: WHO key access antibiotics prices, availability and affordability in private sector pharmacies in Pakistan

Indication/ Disease Antibiotic Strength Dosage form MUP OB Treatment Duration (in Days) Total # of Units per day MTP-OB Day’s wage for treatment with OB (PKR 304.33*) Day’s wage for treatment with OB (PKR 594.33*) MUP LPG MTP-LPG Day’s wage for treatment with LPG (PKR 304.33*) Day’s wage for treatment with LPG (PKR 594.33*)
Uncomplicated UTI Ciprofloxacin 500 mg Tablet 51.1 7 2 715.4 2.4 1.2 23.75 332.5 1.1 0.6
Amoebiasis/Giardiasis GIT Metronidazole 400 mg Tablet 1.57 10 3 47.1 0.2 0.1 1.51 45.3 0.1 0.1
LRTI Amoxicillin 500 mg 500 mg Capsule 8.61 10 2 172.2 0.6 0.3 6.2 124 0.4 0.2
GUTI Doxycycline 100 mg Capsule 6.35 7 2 88.9 0.3 0.1 4.25 59.5 0.2 0.1
CNS Cefotaxime 1000 mg Injection 276 7 2 3864 12.7 6.5 175 2450 8.1 4.1
ENT Amoxicillin 500 mg Capsule 8.61 5 3 129.15 0.4 0.2 6.2 93 0.3 0.2
  1. ENT Ear Nose Throat Infection, UTI Urinary Tract Infection, GIT Gastrointestinal Tract Infection, GUTI Genito-urinary Tract Infection, CNS Central Nervous System Infection, LRTI Respiratory Tract Infection, Tab Tablet, Inj Injection, Cap Capsule, MUP Median unit price; MTP Median treatment price
  2. * Minimum and maximum daily wage of lowest paid government worker in Pakistan (2017)
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