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A Cost Function Analysis of Shigellosis in Thailand

This article, published in Value in Health, discusses a study to develop a cost function model to estimate the public treatment cost of shigellosis patients in Thailand. The study was an incidence-based cost-of-illness analysis from a provider's perspective. The average public treatment cost of shigellosis in Thailand was estimated in this study. Service types, health-care facilities, and insurance schemes were the predictors used to predict nearly 80% of the cost. The estimated cost based on the fitted model can be employed for hospital management and health-care planning. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Riewpaiboon A, Youngkong S, Sreshthaputra N, et al.

Published: 2008

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Citation: Riewpaiboon A, Youngkong S, Sreshthaputra N, et al. A Cost Function Analysis of Shigellosis in Thailand. Value in Health. 2008;11(Suppl. 1):S75-S83.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Shigellosis and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Asia