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Table 2 Estimated official cost information for facility delivery and emergency services by management entity

From: Modelling improved efficiency in healthcare referral systems for the urban poor using a geo-referenced health facility data: the case of Sylhet City Corporation, Bangladesh

Cost of services Public NGO Private
Meana Mediana Mean Median Mean Median
Delivery services
 C-section single 7.5 7.5 8000 8000 11,250 13,250
 Normal vaginal delivery single 7.5 7.5 525 500 6660 6000
 C-section packageb 11,500 12,500 19,620 21,000
 Normal vaginal delivery packageb 3850 4000 6222 7000
Approximate delivery cost 7.5 7.5 5637 4500 12,650 8100
 Emergency services
 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 10 10 1974 2000
 Coronary Care Unit (CCU) 10 10 2271 1600
 Newborn Intensive Care unit (NICU) 3333 3000
Approximate emergency cost 10 10 2337 2000
  1. aThese are official costs in Bangladesh taka, and do not consider informal payments charged at public facilities which can sometimes be substantial [39, 40]
  2. bPackage means bundled services and products together at a fixed price for conducting a medical procedure such as normal vaginal delivery or C-section. Such packages are negotiated between the facilities and patients and could include hospital stay, operation theatre charge, and other related costs along with the cost of the procedure itself [12]