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Table A8–2 Health Care Costs Associated with Hepatitis C Infection

 

Duration (years)

% with Care

Cost per Unit

Units per Case

Form of Treatment (per year for chronic phases)

Acute Hepatitis

 

 

0.0384

20%

$50

2.0

physician a

0.0384

5%

$2,000

1.0

hospitalization

0.0384

5%

$100

2.0

physician b

0.0384

5%

$100

2.0

diagnostics b

0.0384

5%

$150

1.0

medication c

Chronic Hepatitis: Slow course—No complications

 

low-grade symptoms

43.3484

10%

$50

1.0

physician a

Chronic Hepatitis: Slow course—Cirrhosis to liver failure

 

low-grade symptoms

20.0000

10%

$100

0.5

physician visit

symptomatic phase

4.0000

100%

$100

4.0

physician b

 

4.0000

10%

$12,000

0.25

biopsy (1 in 4 years)

4.0000

100%

$5,000

0.5

hospitalization (1 in 2 years)

terminal cirrhosis; liver failure

1.0000

100%

$5,000

1.0

hospitalization

 

1.0000

100%

$100

12.0

physician b

Chronic Hepatitis: Slow course—Cirrhosis to carcinoma

 

low-grade symptoms

30.0000

10%

$100

0.5

physician a

symptomatic phase

4.0000

10%

$12,000

0.25

biopsy

 

4.0000

100%

$100

4.0

physician b

4.0000

100%

$5,000

0.5

hospitalization

terminal carcinoma

1.0000

100%

$5,000

1.0

hospitalization

 

1.0000

100%

$100

12.0

physician b

Chronic Hepatitis: Rapid, progressive course

 

liver failure: symptomatic

6.0000

100%

$150

12.0

medication c

 

6.0000

100%

$100

6.0

physician b

6.0000

100%

$1,000

2.0

diagnostics

6.0000

100%

$12,000

0.2

hospitalization

liver failure: terminal

1.0000

100%

$5,000

1.0

hospitalization

 

1.0000

100%

$100

12.0

physician b



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