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Table 2 Distribution of average household cost of diarrheal treatment for tertiary level hospital (N = 801) BDT (US$)

From: Economic costs of hospitalized diarrheal disease in Bangladesh: a societal perspective

Cost Parameter Overall cost of treatment Proportion of total cost
Average SD
Direct Medical Diagnostic 37.63 (0.48) 189.71 (2.42) 28
Medicine 1064.19 (13.56) 1427.04 (18.18)
Consultant fee 26.37 (0.34) 121.38 (1.55)
Registration/admission fee 14.54 (0.19) 11.42 (0.15)
Medical materials (syringe/cannula etc) 27.32 (0.35) 62.43 (0.80)
Bed/ Cabin charge 0.28 (0.00) 7.95 (0.10)
Direct Non-Medical Transportation cost 246.58 (3.14) 427.76 (5.45) 12.41
Food items 113.82 (1.45) 239.77 (3.05)
Informal payment 7.40 (0.09) 22.65 (0.29)
Caregiver’s payment 0.01 (0.00) 0.35 (0.00)
Materials (mug/glass etc.) 22.65 (0.29) 70.59 (0.90)
Lodging 0.00 (0.00) 0.01 (0.00)
Caregivers expenditure 127.87 (1.63) 456.80 (5.820
Total direct cost   1688.17 (21.51) 2010.95 (25.62) 40.4
In-direct cost Patient income loss 310.51 (3.96) 1374.40 (17.51)  
Caregiver’s income loss 2179.50 (27.76) 3445.12 (43.89)  
Total indirect cost   2490.01 (31.72) 3881.48 (49.45) 59.6
Total cost   4178.68 (53.23) 5166.20 (65.81) 100