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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006

Research

Global Socioeconomic Impact of Cystic Echinococcosis

Christine M. Budke*, Peter Deplazes*, and Paul R. Torgerson*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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Table 2

Average cost per surgical case of cystic echinococcosis

Country Years Average cost per case (US $) % of real per capita GNI* per patient Reference
Jordan 2002 701.50 40 (26)
Spain 1987–2001 10,915.00 76 (27)
Tunisia 2000 1,481.00 71 (11)
Uruguay 2000 6,721.00 110 (14)
Wales, UK 2000 13,600.30 54 (13)

*World Bank Atlas method for converting data in national currency to US dollars; GNI, gross national income.

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