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Table 3 Total savings in transportation and wages associated with a one-unit average increase in VHWs per health center within Bhutan

From: Evaluating the effect of village health workers on hospital admission rates and their economic impact in the Kingdom of Bhutan

Disease Models Transportation Cost Saved in United States Dollar Outpatient Visit Wages Saved in United States Dollar Inpatient Visit Wages Saved in United States Dollar Total Wages Saved in United States Dollar Total Savings in United States Dollar
Diarrhea $2035 $2067 $1011 $3078 $5113
Dysentery $481 $710 $303 $1013 $1494
Wound Care $3903 $5996 ·· $5996 $9899
Depression/Anxiety $581 $501 $1133 $1634 $2215
Skin Infections $3323 $5074 $555 $5629 $8952
Dental Caries $3025 $3610 ·· $3610 $6635
Total $13,348 $17,958 $3002 $20,960 $34,308
  1. Table 3 displays the reported OR estimates for each of the disease models, we estimate $13,348 saved in transportation costs. We found a total of $20,960 saved in wages ($17,958 savings in wages from OPV, $3002 savings in wages from IPV). These values amount to a total of $34,308 saved for every one unit increase in VHWs per health center or $817 saved for every additional VHW added to Bhutan; total cost saved ($34,308) divided by the number of health centers modeled (42)