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Table 2 Mean time loss (workday equivalents) from treatment-seeking per malaria episode

From: The economic burden of malaria on the household in south-central Vietnam

Health facility (% of trial population attendance) Travel* Treatment* Proportion of actual (non-trial) visits **
Village Health Worker (1.6%) 0.02 0.03 60%
Community Health Centre (100%) 0.03 0.16 38%
Secondary treatment – hospital, private clinic, dispensary (3.2%) 0.05 0.77 2%
Mean workday equivalents lost per episode under non-trial conditions 0.14
  1. *Data from survey of patients attending CHC
  2. ** Data from large passive case detection study [8]