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Table 4 Unit Cost of COVID-19 Case Management for Severe/Critically Ill Patients

From: Cost estimates of COVID-19 clinical management in Myanmar

Inputs Unit Cost (MMK) Unit Cost (USD) Percentage of Total Cost
I. Total Direct Cost per patient 5,122,004 3851 90%
1. Cost for Direct Contact Health Care Personnel per patient 1,161,548 873 20%
2. Cost for Medicine and Medical Commodities 1,616,595 1215 28%
2.1. Cost for Medicine per patient 1,347,896 1013 24%
2.2. Cost for Medical Commodities per patient (Masks, Gloves, Gowns, Hand sensitizer, etc.) 58,985 44 1%
2.3. PPE cost per patient 189,103 142 3%
2.4. Cost of Medical Equipment per patient (BP cuff, thermometer, glucometer, pulse oximeter, syringe pump, etc.) 20,610 15 0%
3. Cost of investigations and Imaging 837,812 630 15%
3.1. Cost for Lab investigations per patient (Non-Covid)
(CP (auto), urea & electrolytes, Liver/Renal Function tests, etc.)
621,300 467 11%
3.2. Cost for COVID-19 Test per patient 188,512 142 3%
3.3. Cost for Imaging per patient 28,000 21 0%
4. Cost for Oxygen therapy per patient 531,004 399 9%
5. Cost for ICU care per patient (Medical Equipment) 799,760 601 14%
II. Total Indirect Cost per Patient 583,048 438 10%
1. Cost for Non-Medical Equipment per patient (Furniture, computers, generators, etc.) 26,156 20 0%
2. Cost of General HR per patient (Admin staff, general workers, security, etc.) 91,186 69 2%
3. Cost of Center/Hospital Operation per patient (Electricity & Water bill, Maintenance, Meal cost, etc.) 465,706 350 8%
Total Cost
(Direct + Indirect)
5,705,052 4290 100%
Cost per patient per day
(Severe-Critically Ill)
285,253 214