Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005
Cost-Benefit of Stockpiling Drugs for Influenza Pandemic
|Variable||Point estimate (US$)||Reference|
|Average daily wage*||71.6||14|
|Cost of hospital day*||317.8||14|
|Cost of physician visit*†||45.3||17|
|Antiviral (NAI) drug costs‡|
|5-day therapeutic course||8.9||Roche, pers. comm.|
|7-day prophylactic course||6.2||Roche, pers. comm|
*Converted from original prices in NIS (new Israeli shekels) at the rate of US$1 = 4.50 NIS.
†Physician costs include prescription drugs and diagnostic tests.
‡NAI, neuraminidase inhibitors. Based on manufacturer's quoted price for oseltamivir.