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Table 6 Quantities and cost of adjuvant treatment and materials in USD 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

Adjuvant treatment 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
Dextrose solution (500 ml) 1.53 51 78.03 69 105.57 88 134.64 91 139.23
Electrolytes (500 ml) 0.15 101 15.15 102 15.53 107 16.05 112 16.80
Paracetamol injection (2 ml) 4.18 27 112.86 25 104.50 28 117.04 26 108.68
Diazepam injection (2 ml) 0.28 6 1.68 6 1.68 11 3.08 8 2.24
Phenobarbital injection (2 ml) 0.54 5 2.70 2 1.08 4 2.16 3 1.62
Furosemide injection (2 ml) 0.17 15 2.55 12 2.04 10 1.70 8 1.36
Transfusion set (1 unit) 0.46 15 6.90 12 5.52 10 4.60 8 3.68
Transfusion fees per pint of blood 24.91 15 373.65 12 298.92 10 249.10 8 199.28
Nasogastric tube 3.73 2 7.46 2 7.46 3 11.19 2 7.46
Nasogastric tube positioning fees 4.15 2 8.30 2 8.30 3 12.45 2 8.30
Syringe 60 cc, mean 2.49 2 9.96 2 9.96 3 14.94 2 9.96
Total cost per group    619.24   560.56   566.95   498.61
Median cost per patient (IQR)    26.31 (7.71–33.26)   9.40 (7.71–33.41)   9.46 (7.99–33.26)   9.60 (8.25–29.07)