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Table 4 Estimated current annual cost (USD) of PAC in 93 PAC-providing public health facilities1

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

  Median per-case cost Caseload2 Annual cost (USD) Annual cost (MWK)3
PAC treatment category
Simple [interquartile range] $13 [$12 - $25] 12,346 $161,738 [$141,984 - $307,425] 24,260,676
Severe non-surgical [interquartile range] $63 [$61 - $81] 2,342 $147,571 [$141,949 - $189,969] 22,135,680
Severe surgical [interquartile range] $128 [$95 - $140] 37 $4,699 [$3,473 - $5,128] 704,916
All procedures [interquartile range] $40 [$36 - $55] 14,725 $314,008 [$287,406 - $502,522] 47,101,272
  1. 1Caseload data collection occurred in 2009; cost data collection occurred in 2010
  2. 2Annual caseload calculated as 1 month of PAC cases requiring UE times 12.2 (unweighted data)
  3. 3Malawian Kwacha: 150 MWK = 1 USD