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Table 3 Quantities and costs of antimalarial drugs by treatment alternatives

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

Description ARTES
n = 30
QLD
n = 28
QNLD3
n = 30
QNLD2
n = 30
Number of antimalarial ampoules used 93 48 52 56
Mean number of ampoules per patient 3.1 1.71 1.73 1.87
Cost per ampoule—artesunate ($) 2.49 NA NA NA
Cost per ampoule—quinine ($) NA 1.41 1.41 1.41
Total cost of anti-malaria treatment per group ($) 231.57 67.68 73.32 78.96
Mean cost per patient ($) (95% CI) 7.72 (7.28–8.16) 2.42 (2.07–2.77) 2.44 (2.05–2.83) 2.63 (2.05–3.21)
  1. NA not applicable