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Table 4 Comparison of average estimates from literature and that modeled using unit cost inputs from different sources

From: Cost of illness for childhood diarrhea in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of evidence and modelled estimates

SourceInputsAverage cost per episode% difference in cost per episode
LiteratureNot applicable159.9036.56  
Modelled using WHO-CHOICE unit costPopulation unweighted average260.6056.41−63%−54%
Population weighted average216.3652.16−35%−43%
Modelled using IHME unit costPopulation unweighted average730.3364.73−357%−77%
Population weighted average516.7658.63−223%−60%