Volume 8, Number 11—November 2002
Tuberculosis Genotyping Network, United States
Estimated Costs of False Laboratory Diagnoses of Tuberculosis in Three Patients
|Cost category||Estimated costs (U.S.$)
|Patient 1||Patient 2||Patient 3||Total|
|TB medications and PPD||175||606||5,061||5,842|
|Tests and procedures||134||1,904||2,703||4,741|
aCosts reported in 1999 U.S. dollars, rounded to the nearest whole dollar. Costs adjusted to 1999 dollars by using the Medical Care group of the Consumer Price Index.
bTB, tuberculosis; PPD, purified protein derivative of tuberculin; DOT, directly observed therapy.
cPersonnel time for health department case management and administrative support.
dPersonnel time to provide directly observed therapy
ePersonnel time to perform contact testing.
fDaily inpatient bed rate and differential for transfer to isolation room.