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Table 4 Quantities and cost of nursing care materials by treatment alternatives in 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

Nursing care materials Unit cost ARTES
(n = 30)
QLD
(n = 28)
QNLD3
(n = 30)
QNLD2
(n = 30)
Quantity Total cost Quantity Total cost Quantity Total cost Quantity Total cost
Adhesive plaster (1 roll) 0.42 30 12.6 28 11.76 30 12.60 30 12.60
Alcohol (50 ml) 0.66 30 19.8 28 18.48 30 19.80 30 19.80
Cotton (1 packet) 0.54 30 16.2 28 15.12 30 16.20 30 16.20
Non sterile gloves (1 pair) 0.17 90 15.3 87 14.79 95 16.15 85 14.45
Infusion set (1 unit) 0.29 30 8.7 28 8.12 30 8.70 30 8.70
Intravenous catheter G24 0.66 30 19.8 28 18.48 30 19.80 30 19.80
Syringes 10 cc 0.09 123 11.07 118 10.62 129 11.61 124 11.16
Total cost per treatment group    103.47   97.37   104.86   102.71
Mean cost per patient in USD (95% CI)    3.45 (3.42–3.47)   3.48 (3.42–3.54)   3.50 (3.40–3.58)   3.42 (3.36–3.48)