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Table 1 Costs, effects and cost-effectiveness of different interventions

From: Costs and health effects of screening and delivery of hearing aids in Tamil Nadu, India: an observational study

  Program 1 Program 2 Program 3
Costs    
   Number of people    
People screened at camps 1,926 1,648  
Identified at camps 588 534  
Fitted with hearing aids, identified through camp (a) 101 163  
Fitted with hearing aids, presented at clinic (b) 111 32 100
Total number of patients fitted with hearing aids © = (a)+(b) 212 195 100
   Total costs    
Fixed project costs (d) 352,631 389,601  
Organisation of camps (e) 97,224 64,340  
Fitting and follow up, identified through camp (f) 440,975 681,595  
Fitting and follow up, presented at clinic (g) 613,961 247,584 569,332
Total (h) = (d)+(e)+(f)+(g) 1,504,790 1,383,120 569,332
Total (US$) (i) 32,154 29,554 12,165
   Average cost per patient    
Fixed project costs (j) = (d)/(c) 1,663 1,998 -
Organisation of camp (k) = (e)/© 459 330 -
Fitting and follow up (l) = ((f)+(g))/(c) 4,976 4,765 5,693
Total (Rs) (m) = (j)+(k)+(l) 7,098 7,093 5,693
Total (US$) (n) 152 152 122
Health effects    
DALYs per patient fitted (p) 0.168 0.168 0.168
Total DALYs averted (q) = (c)*(p) 36 33 17
Cost-effectiveness    
Cost (Rs) per DALY averted (r) = (m)/(q) 42,250 42,220 33,889
Cost (US$) per DALY averted (s) = (n)/(q) 903 902 724