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Table 2 Comparison of cost analysis of strategy 1 and 2 per screening, x-ray positivity and per TB case started on DOTS

From: Comparison of clinical and cost-effectiveness of two strategies using mobile digital x-ray to detect pulmonary tuberculosis in rural India

Service indicators Strategy 1 Strategy 2
13/camp 20/camp 30/camp 50/camp 75/camp 100/camp
Total patients screened annually 2808 4320 6480 10,800 16,200 21,600
Cost per individual screened 6 4 3 2 1 1
Number of x-ray positive 899 1382 2074 2160 3240 4320
Cost per x-ray positive 20 13 9 9 6 5
Number started on DOTS 562 864 1296 1296 1944 2592
Cost per TB case on DOTS 32 21 14 15 10 8
  1. DOTS = Directly Observed Treatment Short Course, cost figures expressed in US dollars