Cost of dengue in Thailand.
AbstractThe burden of hospitalized dengue cases in Thailand is high. In Khon Kaen Hospital, a provincial hospital, the cost per non-fatal case in 2005 averaged (±standard deviation) US$ 573 (±351). The majority of this cost is incurred by the government, indicating the importance of dengue to public policy. The projected national cost is US$ 158 (±33) million or US$ 3.55 (±$0.53) per capita per year. In international dollars, which adjust for purchasing power parity, the annual cost is 485 (±106) million international dollars. Of this total, 28% is for vector control while 72% represents the cost of dengue illness. The substantial cost of dengue illness indicates the potential economic value of effective control measures.
Kongsin, Sukhontha, Jiamton, Sukhum, Suaya, Jose A, Vasanawathana, Sirijitt, Sirisuvan, Petcherut. et al. (2010). Cost of dengue in Thailand.. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/170969