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Table 2 Resource use by category, specification, measure, source and cost in CFA and USD

From: Economic evaluation of artesunate and three quinine regimens in the treatment of severe malaria in children at the Ebolowa Regional Hospital-Cameroon: a cost analysis

Resource category Resource specification Unit Unit costs (CFA) Unit cost (USD)a Source of cost
A. Anti-malaria drug Artesunate i/v 60 mg Ampoule of 2 ml 1500 2.49 HPI/commercial survey
Quinine i/v 1500 mg Ampoule of 2 ml 850 1.41 HPI/commercial survey
B. Nursing care materials Cleaning alcohol 1 pack of 50 ml 400 0.66 HPI/commercial survey
Cotton 1 pack of 20 g 325 0.54 HPI
Non-sterile gloves 1 pack of 2 units 100 0.17 HPI
Infusion set 1 unit 175 0.29 HPI
Intravenous catheter 1 unit 400 0.66 HPI
Syringes 1 unit of 10 cc 55 0.09 HPI
C. Laboratory investigation Thick film Cost per test 1300 2.16 HPI
Packed cell volume Cost per test 1550 2.57 HPI
Full blood count Cost per test profile 4000 6.64 HPI
Blood group, rhesus typing Cost per test 2350 3.90 HPI
CSF analysis Cost per test 11,000 18.28 HPI
Chest X-ray Cost per film 5400 8.97 HPI
D. Hospitalisation Admission fees Cost per day 1500 2.49 HPI
E. Professional fees Doctor consultation—GP Cost per consultation 600 1.00 Hospital fee schedule
Doctor consultation—paediatrician Cost per consultation 2000 3.23 Hospital fee schedule
Nursing care time Cost per day 1500 2.49 Hospital fee schedule
Out-patient consultation Cost per patient 600 1.00 Hospital fee schedule
F. Adjuvant treatment i/v fluids—dextrose Pack of 500 mls 925 1.54 HPI/commercial survey
i/v fluids—electrolytes Pack of 500 mls 90 0.15 HPI/commercial survey
Paracetamol injection Ampoules of 1 g 2520 4.19 HPI/commercial survey
Diazepam injection Ampoules of 10 mg 170 0.28 HPI
Phenobarb injection Ampoules of 200 mg 325 0.54 HPI
Furosemide injection Ampoules of 10 mg 100 0.17 HPI
Transfusion set 1 unit 275 0.46 HPI
Transfusion fees Cost per transfusion 15,000 24.91 HPI
Naso-gastric tube 1 unit 2250 3.74 HPI
Naso-gastric tube posing fee Cost per insertion 2500 4.15 HPI
Syringe 1 unit of 60 ml 3000 9.97 HPI
  1. aBased on a currency conversion rate of 60,179CFA to $1 as at 8th January 2016