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Table 3 Cost of outbreaks of acute viral gastroenteritis due to norovirus. Catalonia, 2010–2011

From: Economic costs of outbreaks of acute viral gastroenteritis due to norovirus in Catalonia (Spain), 2010–2011

  Closed institutional setting € Community setting € Total € %
Consultations 2,536 22,714.50 25,250.50 6.43
Treatment 814.50 607.94 1,422.44 0.36
Hospitalization 2,680.00 10,720.00 13,400.00 3.41
Laboratory diagnosis 53,611.88 66,339.07 119,950.95 30.56
Direct healthcare costs 59,642.38 100,381.51 160,023.89 40.76
Surveillance unit follow up 31,184.45 85,468.49 116,652.93 29.72
Transportation of cases 25.20 739.98 765.18 0.19
Transportation of samples 31,273.38 38,697.52 69,970.90 17.82
Direct non healthcare costs 62,483.03 124,905.99 187,389.02 47.74
Total direct costs 122,125.41 225,287.50 347,412.91 88.50
School absenteeism 0.00 4,908.75 4,908.75 1.25
Work absenteeism 7,408.00 13,149.20 20,557.20 5.24
Caregivers time 1,700.00 7,926.25 9, 626.25 2.45
Consultation time 763.95 9,285.47 10,049.42 2.56
Total indirect costs 9,871.95 35,269.67 45,141.61 11.50
Direct & indirect costs 131,997.36 260,557.16 392,554.52 100
Cost/outbreak 4,888.79 3,521.04 3,886.68 ----
Cost/case 161.76 134.31 142.44 ----
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