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Table 5 Distribution of provider costs: average inpatient vs outpatient’s cost, BDT (US $)

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

Cost Parameters Inpatient (N = 402) Outpatient (N = 399)
Amount % of total cost Amount % of total cost
Direct Medical Medicines 83.23 (1.06) 28.16 (0.36)
Diagnosis
Disposable items 5.03 (0.06)
Total Direct Medical 88.27 (1.12) 4.18% 28.16 (0.36) 32.56%
Direct Non-Medical Staff salaries 836.38 (10.65) 25.49 (0.32)
Transport 31.39 (0.4)
Food 323.25 (4.12)
Stationery 3.44 (0.04) 0.1 (−)
Window shade 1.21 (0.02) 0.03 (−)
Electricity 9.96 (0.13) 0.27 (−)
Gas bill 0.33 (−) 0.01 (−)
Water bill 0.01 (−)
Telephone bill 0.14 (−)
Other Misallocations 31.66 (0.4) 0.85 (0.01)
Capital items 456.31 (5.81) 4.84 (0.06)
Building 321.74 (4.1) 26.2 (0.33)
Total Direct Non-Medical 2015.82 (25.68) 95.82% 57.8 (0.74) 67.44%
Average cost per Patient 2104.09 (26.80) 100% 85.97 (1.1) 100%