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Table 2 Optimal combinations of RDT and ACT subsidies for different beliefs of a representative individual and malaria parasite prevalence

From: Optimal price subsidies for appropriate malaria testing and treatment behaviour

Individual beliefs with respect to: Malaria prevalence (\(\bar{p}\)) Subsidy in  % Total subsidy cost per individual in US$
Fever is malaria (\(p\)) Negative RDT (\(p_{n}\)) Positive RDT (\(p_{p}\)) RDT ACT
0.20 0.03 0.97 0.15 88.4 54.0 1.94
0.20 0.03 0.97 0.35 88.4 54.0 2.28
0.20 0.03 0.97 0.50 88.4 54.0 2.54
0.20 0.03 0.97 0.70 88.4 54.0 2.88
0.20 0.15 0.97 0.15 96.1 54.0 2.08
0.20 0.15 0.97 0.35 96.1 54.0 2.42
0.20 0.15 0.97 0.50 96.1 54.0 2.68
0.20 0.15 0.97 0.70 96.1 54.0 3.02
0.40 0.10 0.97 0.15 80.0 76.0 1.93
0.40 0.10 0.97 0.35 94.5 54.0 2.39
0.40 0.10 0.97 0.50 94.5 54.0 2.65
0.40 0.10 0.97 0.70 94.5 54.0 2.99
0.40 0.35 0.97 0.15
0.40 0.35 0.97 0.35
0.40 0.35 0.97 0.50
0.40 0.35 0.97 0.70
0.60 0.15 0.97 0.15 82.9 68.3 1.93
0.60 0.15 0.97 0.35 82.9 68.3 2.36
0.60 0.15 0.97 0.50 82.9 68.3 2.69
0.60 0.15 0.97 0.70 98.1 54.0 3.05
0.60 0.55 0.97 0.15
0.60 0.55 0.97 0.35
0.60 0.55 0.97 0.50
0.60 0.55 0.97 0.70
0.80 0.20 0.97 0.15 90.1 60.6 2.01
0.80 0.20 0.97 0.35 90.1 60.6 2.40
0.80 0.20 0.97 0.50 90.1 60.6 2.68
0.80 0.20 0.97 0.70 90.1 60.6 3.06
0.80 0.75 0.97 0.15
0.80 0.75 0.97 0.35
0.80 0.75 0.97 0.50
0.80 0.75 0.97 0.70
  1. – No solution