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Title: Cost of dengue in Thailand.
Authors: Kongsin, Sukhontha
Jiamton, Sukhum
Suaya, Jose A
Vasanawathana, Sirijitt
Sirisuvan, Petcherut
Shepard, Donald S
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: The 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.
Description: Kongsin S, Jiamton S, Suaya JA, Vasanawathana S, Sirisuvan P, Shepard DS. Cost of dengue in Thailand. Dengue Bulletin. 2010 Dec; 34: 77-88.
Keywords: Dengue
Health Care Costs
Data Collection
Cost of Illness
Economic Burden
ISSN: 0250-8362
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