Tuberculosis Research and Treatment / 2012 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Percentage of patients who incurred costs during intensive phase of treatment.

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

Medical costs293 (97.7)7 (2.3)07 (2.3)
Non-medical costs174 (58.0)121 (40.3)5 (1.7)126 (42.0)
Direct costs173 (57.7)121 (40.3)6 (2.0)127 (42.3)
Indirect costs226 (75.3)5 (1.7)69 (23.0)71 (24.7)

Total costs135 (45.0)91 (30.3)74 (24.7)165 (55.0)

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