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Table 1 Mean admission cost in US dollars in the treatment of falciparum malaria (2012)

From: Cost of treating inpatient falciparum malaria on the Thai-Myanmar border

Components Artesunate Quinine P-value
All malaria patients (n = 100)    
Medication 63.1 (95% CI: 38.1-96.2) 32.1 (95% CI: 18.6-51.8) 0.077
Intravenous fluid 15.0 (95% CI: 10.7-19.6) 24.0 (95% CI: 17.1-32.1) 0.046
Disposables 6.6 (95% CI: 3.8-9.8) 15.2 (95% CI: 8.5-23.8) 0.015
Laboratory tests 37.5 (95% CI: 26.5-50.2) 74.6 (95% CI: 49.8-107.6) 0.008
Services 68.1 (95% CI: 47.6-92.4) 97.3 (95% CI: 61.8-146.4) 0.258
Total costs 190.3 (95% CI: 131.0-263.2) 243.1 (95% CI: 167.5-349.7) 0.375
Uncomplicated malaria (n = 41)    
Medication 31.6 (95% CI 29.4-33.8) 16.5 (95% CI: 8.2-26.1) <0.001
Intravenous fluid 4.5 (95% CI: 3.7-5.4) 10.1 (95% CI: 7.6-13.3) 0.004
Disposables 1.5 (95% CI: 1.2-1.8) 2.9 (95% CI: 1.8-4.2) 0.002
Laboratory tests 14.2 (95% CI: 10.3-17.9) 24.6 (95% CI: 14.2-37.3) 0.125
Services 30.7 (95% CI: 23.9-30.0) 44.4 (95% CI: 31.4-56.1) 0.088
Total costs 82.5 (95% CI: 72.3-93.7) 98.5 (95% CI: 68.6-129.6) 0.353
Severe malaria (n = 59)    
Medication 90.5 (95% CI: 44.4-148.6) 38.0 (95% CI: 20.4-65.3) 0.085
Intravenous fluid 24.0 (95% CI: 16.9-32.0) 29.3 (95% CI: 20.3-39.7) 0.412
Disposables 11.0 (95% CI: 6.1-16.5) 19.8 (95% CI: 11.4-30.3) 0.126
Laboratory tests 57.8 (95% CI: 39.9-80.1) 93.7 (95% CI: 62.3-139.3) 0.115
Services 100.6 (95% CI: 66.5-141) 117.4 (95% CI: 71.9-180.9) 0.636
Total costs 283.8 (95% CI: 181.3-407) 298.2 (95% CI: 203.6-438.7) 0.869