OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost of providing tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment packages at different levels of health facilities in Viet Nam.
DESIGN: This was a retrospective costing study from the providers' perspective using a standard costing approach. We included typical services for TB diagnosis and treatment based on standard protocols.
RESULTS: The least expensive TB service was the 6-month isoniazid preventive therapy regimen for latent tuberculous infection provided by district health centres (US$7.20-14.30, accounting for 0.3-0.7% of Viet Nam's per capita gross domestic product [GDP] of US$2052.30 in 2014). The cost of diagnosing and treating a patient with drug-susceptible TB (the most common type of TB) ranged between US$51.20 and US$180.70, and represented 2.5-8.8% of Viet Nam's per capita GDP in 2014. The most expensive TB service was the diagnosis and treatment of a multidrug-resistant TB case (US$1568.20-2391.20), accounting for 76.4-116.5% of Viet Nam's per capita GDP in 2014).
CONCLUSION: The cost of TB diagnosis and treatment services in Viet Nam varied according to level of health facility, type of TB, different costing options, and different staff cost scenarios.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Sep 2017|
- Antitubercular Agents/therapeutic use
- Costs and Cost Analysis
- Health Facilities
- Isoniazid/therapeutic use
- Latent Tuberculosis/diagnosis
- Retrospective Studies
- Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant/diagnosis