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Table 2 Costs incurred in the pre- and post-ICF periods

From: Implementation and effect of intensified case finding on diagnosis of tuberculosis in a large urban HIV clinic in Uganda: a retrospective cohort study.

Item Unit cost (UGX)1 Unit cost (USD)1 Pre-ICF (n = 220) Post-ICF (n = 394)
Sputum smear (100%)2 10,000 4.32 949.42 1700.33
Chest X-ray (100%) 5,000 2.16 474.71 850.17
Ultrasound (20%) 10,0003 4.32 189.89 340.07
Lymph node aspirate (20%) 5,000 2.16 94.94 170.03
Peer supporter 80,000 per week x 25 weeks 34.52 per week NA 863.11
Total costs    1708.96 3923.71
Cost per TB case    12.29 21.80
  1. 1Based on exchange rate 1000 UGX = 0.43156 USD (1/7/2010).
  2. 2Consisting of 2 sputum samples per TB suspect.
  3. 3Of which patients contribute 50% out of their own pocket.
  4. Note: ICF, Intensified Case Finding; NA, not applicable; PCF, passive case finding; TB, tuberculosis; USD, United States Dollars.