The economic burden of DHF patients and of the Thai government in providing treatment and prevention and control of dengue hemorrhagic fever were assessed.
Patient burden was reported by caretakers who stayed with the patients when they were admitted to three hospitals :
Children's Hospital in Bangkok ;
Suphan Buri Provincial Hospital and Don Chedi Community Hospital,
Don Chedi District in Suphan Buri Province.
The hospital costs - medicine and laboratory costs - were collected from the treatment forms and the routine service cost was estimated by the staff of the hospitals.
Cost of prevention and control were compiled from the budget report of Departments of the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Interior.
Based on 184 DHF patients admitted at the three hospitals, the direct patient costs - treatment cost and the costs of travel, food and lodging - was 66.99 USS and 61.02 USS per patient for one episode of DHF in Bangkok and Suphan Buri, respectively.
The total patient costs - direct patient costs and opportunity costs were 118.29 US$ for a child patient and 161.49 US$ for an adult patient in Bangkok, 102.82 US$ for a child patient and 138.02 US$ for an adult patient in Suphan Buri.
The net hospital cost in providing treatment for each DHF patient was 54.6 US$ and 38.65 US$ in Bangkok and Suphan Buri, respectively.
The total cost of prevention and control of DHF in Thailand from government agencies in 1994 was 4,8724 million US$. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Dengue hémorragique, Dengue, Arbovirose, Virose, Infection, Coût, Epidémiologie, Economie santé, Homme, Thaïlande, Asie, Fièvre hémorragique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Dengue, Arbovirus disease, Viral disease, Infection, Costs, Epidemiology, Health economy, Human, Thailand, Asia, Hemorrhagic fever
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0445776
Code Inist : 002B05C02I1A. Création : 25/01/1999.