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Table 4 Total Costs and Summary

From: Assessing access barriers to tuberculosis care with the Tool to Estimate Patients' Costs: pilot results from two districts in Kenya

Median Direct Costs KSH (IQR) USD % of median
annual individual
income (pre-TB)
Pre-Diagnosis/Diagnosis Costs 860 (500-1,670) 13.2 (8-26) 1.7
Treatment Costs (cost/visit × 14 visits) 1,470 (560-2,660) 22.6 (9-41) 2.9
Coping Costs 1,300 (800-2,500) 20 (12-38) 2.6
Sub-Total 3,630 55.8 7.1
Median Indirect Costs
Foregone income before diagnosis (4.5 months of
work lost × initial monthly income)
19,123 (6,750-40,500) 294.2 37.5
Foregone income during treatment: drug
collection time × current income. (Total drug
collection time = hours/visit × 14 visits)
42 hours × zero income = 0
Sub-Total 19,123 294.2 37.5
Median Total Costs
Direct + Indirect Costs 22,753 350 44.6