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Cost of Caregivers for Treating Hospitalized Diarrheal Patients in Bangladesh.

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Sarker, Abdur Razzaque, Sultana, Marufa, Ali, Nausad, Akram, Raisul, Alam, Khorshed, Khan, Jahangir A M and Morton, Alec (2018) 'Cost of Caregivers for Treating Hospitalized Diarrheal Patients in Bangladesh.'. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, Vol 4, Issue 1.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Diarrheal diseases are a global public health problem and one of the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and economic loss. The objective of the study is to estimate the economic cost of caregivers and cost distribution per diarrheal episodes in Bangladesh.

METHODS

This was a cross-sectional hospital-based study conducted in public hospitals in Bangladesh. A total of 801 diarrheal patients were randomly selected and interviewed during January to December 2015. Simple descriptive statistics including frequencies, percentage, mean with 95% CI and median are presented.

RESULTS

The overall average cost of caregivers was BDT 2243 (US$ 28.58) while only BDT 259 (US$ 3.29) was spent as out of pocket payments. Caregivers mostly spent money (US$ 1.63) for food, lodging, utility bills, and other lump sum costs followed by the transportation costs (US$ 1.57). The caregivers spent more (US$ 44.45) when they accompanied the patients who were admitted in inpatients care and almost 3.6 times higher than for out-patients care (US$ 12.42).

CONCLUSIONS

The study delivers an empirical evidence to the health-care programmers and policy makers about the economic cost of caregivers during diarrheal treatment care, which should be accounted for in designing future diarrheal prevention programme.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 74 Medical economics. Health care costs
W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 21.5 Allied health personnel. Allied health professions
W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84 Health services. Delivery of health care
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WI Digestive System > WI 407 Diarrhea
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed4010005
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 10:55
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 10:52
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/10066

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