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Table 3 Estimated median per-case costs (USD) by treatment category and procedure type in 15 PAC-providing public health facilities (n = 501 cases)1

From: Costs of postabortion care in public sector health facilities in Malawi: a cross-sectional survey

  MVA D&C Misoprostol Overall
n = 280 n = 220 n = 1 n = 501
15 facilities 9 facilities 2 facilities 15 facilities
PAC treatment category
Simple $13 $19 $12 $13
UE with associated treatment $13 $19 $12 $13
Severe non-surgical $61 $67 - $63
UE with treatment of sepsis $46 $52 - $46
UE with blood transfusion $52 $58 - $52
UE with treatment of sepsis & blood transfusion $85 $91 - $85
Severe surgical $119 $138 - $128
UE with surgical repair & treatment of sepsis $119 $119 - $119
UE with surgical repair & blood transfusion - - - -
UE with surgical repair, treatment of sepsis & blood transfusion - $158 - $158
All procedures $49 $63 $12 $40
  1. 1Cost data collection occurred in 2010