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TABLE E-3 Costs of Self-Administered Isoniazid-Based Regimen for Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis

Item

Cost

No. of People

Total Cost

Mailings, calls, and visits

See below

242,420

$2,789,563.30

Tuberculin testing

$15.00

236,360

$3,545,392.50

Chest X ray and physician visit

$94.00

86,035

$8,087,276.65

9-month isoniazid therapy

$122.56

68,828

$8,435,545.76

Directly observed therapy

Laboratory evaluation for adverse reactions

$31.00

69

$2,133.66

Hospital stay for adverse reactions

$5,922

7

$40,759.87

Total cost

$22,900,671.75

No. of cases prevented

1,573

Cost per case prevented

$14,558.60

Cost per tuberculosis case

$16,391.00



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