Tuberculosis Research and Treatment / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Expenditure Pattern for TB Treatment among Patients Registered in an Urban Government DOTS Program in Chennai City, South India

Table 3

Pretreatment costs to patients with TB.

Types of costNil cost
No (%)
Costs incurred by patients
Up to Rs. 500
No (%)
Rs. > 500
No (%)
Total
No (%)

Medical costs55 (18.3)130 (43.3)115 (38.4)145 (81.7)
Nonmedical costs21 (7.0 )242 (80.7)37 (12.3)279 (93.0)
Direct costs5 (1.7)147 (49.0)149 (49.3)295 (98.3)
Indirect costs237 (79.0)6 (2.0)57 (19.0)63 (21.0)

Total costs4 (1.4)124 (41.3)172 (57.3)196 (98.6)

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