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Table 4 Treatment cost for hospitalized children associated with rotavirus diarrhea per each patient

From: Anticipating rotavirus vaccines – a pre-vaccine assessment of incidence and economic burden of rotavirus hospitalizations among children < 5 year of age in Libya, 2012-13

Variable Mean cost (US$) % SD (US$) Range (US$)
Hospital perspective     
  Per diem 349.31 51% 202.53 57–1,736
  Medication 107.73 16% 214.76 14–2,787
  Laboratory Tests 31.16 5% 10.62 14–92
Total 488.12 72% 427.91 85–4,615
Patient perspective     
  Transportation 78.42 12% 69.61 8–773
  Household 70.09 10% 69.46 16–472
  Lost income 42.37 6% 143.69 0–1,223
Total 190.88 28% 282.77 25–2,470
Overall Total 678.99   499.12 200–5,423