Cost analysis of rotaviral treatment in Libyan public hospital

Alkoshi, Salem, Maimaiti, Namaitijiang and Dahlui, Maznah, (2014). Cost analysis of rotaviral treatment in Libyan public hospital. Journal of Applied Sciences, 14(19), 2299-2303

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    Author Alkoshi, Salem
    Maimaiti, Namaitijiang
    Dahlui, Maznah
    Title Cost analysis of rotaviral treatment in Libyan public hospital
    Appearing in Journal of Applied Sciences
    Volume 14
    Issue No. 19
    Publication Date 2014-08-06
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher Asian Network for Scientific Information
    Start page 2299
    End page 2303
    Language eng

    Limited data exist on economics burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis in Libya. Aim of this study is to perform cost analysis of rotavirus diseasein Libya. Cost analysis of rotavirus disease in Libya. A prospective cross sectional study was conducted among rotavirus children aged below five years from August 2012to April 2013 at three public hospitals in Libya. The cost of rotavirus treatment from the hospital and patients perspective for hospatalized and ambulatory case. A total of 311 patients were enrolled in this study of these 239 cases were inpatients while 72 cases were outpatient.The average treatment cost of a hospitalized rotavirus episode was US$66.7.76 and out of this US$480.36(72%) was by the hospital,while US$187.40 (28%) by the patient. The average cost of treatment for ambulatory rotavirus case was US$166.34, of which US$120.02(72%) was from hospital cost and US$46.32(28%) from patient's cost. These costs for inpatient and outpatient were during the whole treatment period. Hospital and patient's cost of rotavirus treatment showed the disease posed a considerable economic burden on Libyan government and facilities. Applying preventive measures would be more appropriate such as introducing rotavirus immunization to reduce the disease.

    Keyword Rotavirus
    Public hospitals
    Copyright Holder Asian Network fro Scientific Information
    Copyright Year 2014
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18125654
    DOI 10.3923/jas.2014.2299.2303
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