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Table 1 Household direct costs of treating BU, Ghana, 2012

From: Household cost of out-patient treatment of Buruli ulcer in Ghana: a case study of Obom in Ga South Municipality

Direct costs Type of cost Cost (US$ per year)
Medical Wound dressing supplies Summation of the cost of all wound dressing supplies used during treatment per month and normalized by sample size.
Other treatments Summation of all out-of-pocket payments incurred on drugs and laboratory tests by BU patients at OHC per month and normalized by sample size.
Medical cost Summation of total costs of wound dressing supplies and other treatments.
Non-medical Transportation Summation of the number of visits made by the BU patient and/or with caregiver to OHC per week multiplied by the return fare and normalized by sample size.
Food Summation of the cost of food bought for the patient and/or caregivers during BU treatment at OHC per week multiplied by the number of BU patients and normalized by sample size.
Miscellaneous Summation of costs of phone calls made, cost of extra soap and disinfectants used for washing of soiled clothing during BU treatment by all patients and normalized by sample size.
Nonmedical cost Summation of the total costs of transportation, food and miscellaneous.
  Total direct cost Summation of total medical and non-medical costs.