Economics of health: the cost of tuberculosis

Sen, A.S. and Basu, R.N. (1972) Economics of health: the cost of tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 19 (4). pp. 144-158.

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Abstract

In a study of the cost of tuberculosis in India, a direct cost of Rs. 29.68 crores annually has been estimated. The morbidity and mortality losses have been quantified taking into account the urban and rural population separately. The data on mortality in rural areas is very meagre and is not available according to age and sex. This and the ex- pected working life for premature mortality have been calculated by the application of statistical methods. The morbidity loss has been estimated at Rs. 288.4 crores and the mortality losses at Rs. 420.41 crores at 4% deduction and Rs. 304.96 crores at 10% deduction.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Health Economics, Costs, Tuberculosis, Mortality, Morbidity, Rural Population, Urban Population
Subjects:Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Mortality
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Social Sciences > Cost of Illness
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Social Sciences > Economics
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Health Care Economics and Organizations > Economics
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Mortality
ID Code:1500
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:24 April 2006

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