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Table 2 Total direct patient cost for cataract surgery (values in USD)

From: Direct non-medical costs double the total direct costs to patients undergoing cataract surgery in Zamfara state, Northern Nigeria: a case series

Details of costs for each visit Male (n = 38) Female (n = 66) All (n = 104)
  Median Range Median Range Median Range
Assessment visit Cost for escort* 4.5 0 - 24.8 3.7 0 - 37.3 4.3 0 – 37.3
Meal cost 0.6 0 – 7.5 0.6 0 – 11.2 0.6 0 – 11.2
Travel cost participant 3.7 0 – 18.6 2.8 0 – 12.4 3.1 0 – 18.6
Accommodation - - - - - -
Hospital charges 1.4 0.1 – 18.8 1.4 0.1 – 6.3 1.4 0.1 – 18.8
Subtotal is 10.7 1.4 – 51.1 9.1 1.4 – 53.5 10.1 1.4 – 53.5
Surgery visit Cost for escort* 5.1 0 - 24.8 3.7 0 – 37.3 4.3 0 – 37.3
Meal cost 0.9 0 – 8.4 0.6 0 – 22.4 0.6 0 – 22.4
Travel cost participant 3.7 0 – 18.6 2.5 0 – 12.4 3.1 0 – 18.6
Accommodation - - - - - -
Hospital charges 19.9 18.3 – 36.6 19.9 17.7 – 32.3 19.9 17.7 – 36.6
Subtotal 33.5 19.9 – 70.8 28.9 19.9 – 85.1 30.0 19.9 – 85.1
Follow up visit Cost for escort* 4.2 0 – 28.6 3.7 0 – 25.5 3.9 0 – 28.6
Meal cost 0.3 0 – 11.2 0.6 0 – 5.6 0.6 0 – 11.2
Travel cost participant 3.7 0 – 18.6 2.8 0 -12.4 3.1 0 – 18.6
Accommodation - - - - - -
Hospital charges 3.1 3.1 – 6.8 3.1 0 – 5.0 3.1 0 – 6.8
Subtotal 11.8 3.1 – 60.2 10.2 0 – 41.3 10.9 0 – 60.2
  TOTAL 56.0 24.3 – 180.9 46.7 21.2 – 141.4 51.2 21.2 – 180.9
  1. *Cost of escort includes costs for his meals, transport and accommodation for all the visits.
  2. Note: US$1 = N161.