National Lung Disease Hospital

Hanoi, Vietnam

National Lung Disease Hospital

Hanoi, Vietnam
SEARCH FILTERS
Time filter
Source Type

Minh H.V.,Hanoi University | Mai V.Q.,Hanoi University | Nhung N.V.,National Lung Disease Hospital | Hoi L.V.,National Lung Disease Hospital | And 9 more authors.
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease | Year: 2017

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost of providing tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment packages at different levels of health facilities in Viet Nam. DESIGN: This was a retrospective costing study from the providers' perspective using a standard costing approach. We included typical services for TB diagnosis and treatment based on standard protocols.RESULTS: The least expensive TB service was the 6- month isoniazid preventive therapy regimen for latent tuberculous infection provided by district health centres (US$7.20-14.30, accounting for 0.3-0.7% of Viet Nam's per capita gross domestic product [GDP] of US$2052.30 in 2014). The cost of diagnosing and treating a patient with drug-susceptible TB (the most common type of TB) ranged between US$51.20 and US$180.70, and represented 2.5-8.8% of Viet Nam's per capita GDP in 2014. The most expensive TB service was the diagnosis and treatment of a multidrug-resistant TB case (US$1568.20-2391.20), accounting for 76.4- 116.5% of Viet Nam's per capita GDP in 2014).CONCLUSION: The cost of TB diagnosis and treatment services in Viet Nam varied according to level of health facility, type of TB, different costing options, and different staff cost scenarios. © 2017 The Union.

Loading National Lung Disease Hospital collaborators
Loading National Lung Disease Hospital collaborators