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Table 2 Average treatment cost per type of complication (constant 2010 USD)

From: Estimating the costs for the treatment of abortion complications in two public referral hospitals: a cross-sectional study in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  Secondary hospital Tertiary hospital Both hospitals
Cost % Cost % Cost %
Incomplete abortion
Direct costs 14.10 65.98 13.62 52.32 13.86 58.47
 Drugs and supplies 13.20 61.78 13.20 50.72 13.20 55.69
 Salaries (opportunity costs) 0.90 4.19 0.41 1.59 0.66 2.78
Indirect costs 7.27 34.02 12.41 47.68 9.85 41.53
 Overheads 7.27 34.02 12.41 47.68 9.85 41.53
Total 21.37 100.00 26.03 100.00 23.71 100.00
Infection / sepsis
Direct costs 46.67 61.61 44.73 47.39 45.70 53.72
 Drugs and supplies 43.07 56.85 43.07 45.63 43.07 50.63
 Salaries (opportunity costs) 3.60 4.76 1.66 1.76 2.63 3.09
Indirect costs 29.09 38.39 49.65 52.61 39.37 46.28
 Overheads 29.09 38.39 49.65 52.61 39.37 46.28
Total 75.76 100.00 94.39 100.00 85.08 100.00
Hemorrhage
Direct costs 17.21 66.00 19.24 72.57 18.23 69.31
 Drugs and supplies 16.92 64.88 18.34 69.19 17.64 67.05
 Salaries (opportunity costs) 0.29 1.12 0.90 3.38 0.59 2.26
Indirect costs 8.87 34.00 7.27 27.43 8.07 30.69
 Overheads 8.87 34.00 7.27 27.43 8.07 30.69
Total 26.08 100.00 26.51 100.00 26.30 100.00
Shock
Direct costs 15.99 64.34 27.93 62.70 21.97 63.30
 Drugs and supplies 15.70 63.16 25.88 58.09 20.80 59.90
 Salaries (opportunity costs) 0.29 1.18 2.06 4.61 1.18 3.40
Indirect costs 8.87 35.66 16.62 37.30 12.74 36.70
 Overheads 8.87 35.66 16.62 37.30 12.74 36.70
Total 24.86 100.00 44.55 100.00 34.72 100.00
Cervix or vagina laceration / perforation
Direct costs 24.18 73.17 42.73 72.00 33.46 72.42
 Drugs and supplies 23.89 72.29 41.70 70.27 32.80 70.99
 Salaries (opportunity costs) 0.29 0.88 1.03 1.73 0.66 1.43
Indirect costs 8.87 26.83 16.62 28.00 12.74 27.58
 Overheads 8.87 26.83 16.62 28.00 12.74 27.58
Total 33.05 100.00 59.35 100.00 46.20 100.00
Uterus laceration / perforation
Direct costs - - 24.11 32.68 24.11 32.68
 Drugs and supplies - - 22.45 30.43 22.45 30.43
 Salaries (opportunity costs) - - 1.66 2.25 1.66 2.25
Indirect costs - - 49.65 67.32 49.65 67.32
 Overheads - - 49.65 67.32 49.65 67.32
Total - - 73.76 100.00 73.76 100.00