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Table 3 Itemised cost menu (2001 US$) used in the calculations

From: The average cost of measles cases and adverse events following vaccination in industrialised countries

Item Unit Country Cost Reference (distribution)
Exchange rate (ro 2001 US$) Per local currency Netherlands 0.42 48
   UK 1.45 48
   Canada 0.67 48
Hospitalisation – general ward Per day Netherlands $ 232.35 64
   UK $ 332.97 38
   Canada $ 430.23 43
Hospitalisation – intensive care unit Per day Netherlands $ 364.77 43
   UK $ 421.07 38
   Canada $ 548.76 43
Residential care Per week Netherlands $ 645.81 64
   UK $ 406.00 38 (Triangular(267,415,535)
   Canada $ 298.05 39 (Triangular (175.32, 298.05, 420.80)
Visit to the physician Per visit Netherlands $ 15.63 64
   UK $ 37.33 38
   Canada $ 19.85 39
Antipyretics Per pack Netherlands $ 0.84 64
   UK $ 4.06 46
   Canada $ 2.98 44 (uniform(1.7, 4.1)
Cough Syrup Per bottle Netherlands $ 4.22 64
   UK $ 4.27 46 (uniform(3.9, 4.6)
   Canada $ 4.13 44 (triangular(2.7, 4.1, 5.5))
Antibiotics for RTI Per course Netherlands $ 9.29 64
   UK $ 4.85 52 (triangular (2.9, 4.4, 7.3))
   Canada $ 11.69 44 (triangular (6.8, 10.9, 17.1)
Anticonvulsivant (diazepam for acute case) Per dose Netherlands $ 0.78 64 (Uniform(0.52, 1.04)
   UK $ 18.40 45 (Uniform (16.42, 19.41)
   Canada $ 3.63 44
Anticonvulsivant (for epilepsy) Per day Netherlands $ 3.53 47 (Triangular (0.6, 4.25, 5.75))
   UK $ 2.80 47 (Triangular (1.34, 3.73, 7.47))
   Canada $ 1.70 44 (Uniform(0.41, 2.98)
Test to measure anticonvulsivant blood levels Per test Netherlands $ 12.37 47
   UK $ 41.95 47
   Canada $ 26.00 47 (Uniform (12.00, 40.00))
SSPE – HCP costs Per case Netherlands $ 50,000 Assumed over 2.5 years§
   UK $ 50,000 Assumed over 2.5 years§
   Canada $ 50,000 Assumed over 2.5 years§
SSPE – other costs Per case Netherlands $ 50,000 Assumed over 2.5 years§
   UK $ 50,000 Assumed over 2.5 years§
   Canada $ 50,000 Assumed over 2.5 years§
Average wage for women Per day Netherlands $ 68.07 40
   UK $ 73.06 41
   Canada $ 61.77 42
  1. Assumed over 2.5 years§ this is associated with a case of SSPE and assumed to range between US$ 25,000 and US$ 75,000 for both direct and indirect costs.