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Table 2 Cost of school-based screening

From: Costs of screening children for hearing disorders and delivery of hearing aids in China

  Beijing   Nanning   Guigang  
Health care costs RMB US$ RMB US$ RMB US$
Cost per child fitted with hearing aid       
   Average fixed costs (a)* 667 87 496 64 635 82
   Average variable costs (b)** 1,694 220 1,482 192 973 126
Average total health care costs (c = a+b) 2,361 306 1,978 257 1,608 209
Number of children fitted with hearing aid (d) 37   67   44  
Total health care costs (e = c*d) 87,351 11,330 132,530 17.189 70,771 9,179
Household costs       
Cost per child fitted with hearing aid (f) 451 59 154 20 145 19
Number of children fitted with hearing aid (d) 37   67   44  
Total household costs (g = f*d) 16,703 2,166 10,308 1.337 6,371 826
Cost per child fitted with hearing aids       
Health care perspective (j = e/d) 2.361 306 1.978 257 1.608 209
Societal perspective (k = (e+g)/d) 2.812 365 2.132 277 1.753 227
  1. * Calculated as (A+C/number of children fitted), with A and C referring to cost categories in Table 2.
  2. ** Calculated as (B1+B2+B3), with B1, B2 and B3 referring to cost categories in Table 2.