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Table 2 Model-predicted direct and indirect cost summary for CHX versus DCC for a birth cohort of 500,000 for 1 year

From: Cost and consequences of using 7.1 % chlorhexidine gel for newborn umbilical cord care in Kenya

  DCC (USD) CHX (USD) Differencea
Omphalitis treatment
 Medication cost 147,121 107,398 -39,723
 Hospitalisation costs 1,479,943 1,080,358 -399,585
 Outpatient costs 108,289 79,051 -29,238
 Non-medication costs 444,433 324,436 -119,997
TOTAL direct costs 2,179,787 1,591,244 -588,542
Salary loss due to child with omphalitis 7,879,007 5,751,675 -2,127,332
Total direct and indirect costs 10,058,793 7,342,919 -2,715,874
  1. CHX chlorhexidine; DCC dry cord care; USD US dollar
  2. aNegative value indicates a cost saving associated with CHX compared with DCC