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Cost of Total Vaccine Preventable Illness

Category A n/a

 

 

Category B—Benign symptomatic disease; acute pulmonary disease

 

 

# of cases=27,936

 

 

100% of cases typically receive 2 phys. visits at $30/visit

= $

1,676,000

100% of cases typically receive diagnostic procedure at $120

= $

3,352,000

[skin test, serology, immunodiffusion, chest x-ray, blood count]

 

 

 

TOTAL (B)

= $

5,028,000

Category C—Acute pulmonary disease

 

 

# of cases=4,414

 

 

100% of cases typically receive 12 days normal hospitalization at $400/day

= $

21,187,000

100% of cases typically receive additional diagnostic testing and treatment at rate equivalent to daily inclusive hospital rate, 12 days at $400/day

= $

21,187,000

100% of cases typically receive treatment with one vial amphotericin B/day for 21 days (at $13/vial)

= $

1,205,000

# of cases of meningitis=75*

 

 

100% of cases typically receive 14 days normal hospitalization at $400/day

= $

420,000

100% of cases typically receive additional diagnostic testing and treatment at rate equivalent to daily inclusive hospital rate, 14 days at $400/day

= $

420,000

100% of cases typically receive treatment of 2 vials amphotericin B/day for 21 days ($13/vial)

= $

41,000

 

TOTAL (C)

= $

44,460,000

Categories E–G n/a

 

 

 

TOTAL COST

= $

49,488,000

*

38 patients die



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