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Volume 10, Number 6—June 2004

Research

Mycobacterium ulcerans Treatment Costs, Australia

Christina Drummond*Comments to Author  and James R.G. Butler†
Author affiliations: *Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; †Australian National University, Canberrra, ACT, Australia

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Table 4

Average aggregated cost per case of Mycobacterium ulcerans cases, January 1991–August 1998 (26 cases)

Cost in Australian dollars, 1997–98 prices (percentage of column total)a
Costs Mild cases Moderate case Severe case All cases
Total direct costs 6,803 (52) 16,525 (89) 27,681 (80) 14,608 (74)
Lost income 6,226 (47) 2,054 (11) 6,390 (18) 4,980 (25)
Transport 83 (0.6) 6 (0.0) 483 (1.4) 152 (0.8)
Total costs 13,112 (100) 18,585 (100) 34,554 (100) 19,740 (100)

aAny differences between totals and sums of components are due to rounding.

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