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Table 6 Median costs of patients interviewed within and after one month of treatment initiation, Nepal, 2018

From: The role of active case finding in reducing patient incurred catastrophic costs for tuberculosis in Nepal

Cost itemActive case findingP-valueaPassive case findingP-valueaTotalP-valuea
<  1 month
(n = 22)
>  1 month
(n = 28)
<  1 month
(n = 16)
>  1 month
(n = 34)
<  1 month
(n = 38)
>  1 month
(n = 62)
Median (IQR)Median (IQR)Median (IQR)Median (IQR)Median (IQR)Median (IQR)
Pre-treatment
 Direct medical14.0 (0.0–27.7)14.9 (6.3–31.7)0.42732.5 (8.6–80.7)31.6 (14.3–79.1)116.6 (4.3–46.1)19.9 (9.6–46.5)0.306
 Direct non-medical3.7 (2.7–7.2)3.4 (1.4–12.1)0.95313.5 (2.3–49.3)9.7 (2.7–35.2)0.9925.4 (2.7–21.7)6.1 (2.0–22.6)0.725
 Indirect51.0 (4.4–160.5)68.1 (5.4–294.3)0.814281.8 (55.3–513.1)28.8 (11.6–143.7)< 0.00199.2 (6.3–408.4)36.0 (8.7–194.3)0.088
Total121.8 (15.4–240.0)146.7 (29.2–325.0)0.639365.9 (164.9–592.0)128.5 (55.1–220.2)0.007121.8 (15.4–240.0)146.7 (29.2–325.0)0.237
Intensive phase
 Direct medical000.716000.716000.379
 Direct non-medical26.4 (14.1–45.9)22.2 (8.4–37.0)0.18781.4 (33.8–141.8)15.8 (6.5–38.6)0.00536.1 (18.1–78.0)18.4 (8.1–37.8)0.004
 Indirect51.5 (29.9–98.9)54.9 (22.0–85.6)0.49463.5 (44.2–102.6)54.2 (19.5–82.7)0.12658.8 (38.9–100.3)54.9 (19.5–82.7)0.128
Total113.3 (56.4–144.0)72.7 (46.1–133.6)0.282190.4 (113.2–234.5)67.6 (39.3–143.4)0.004122.8 (72.1–193.2)71.6 (41.1–143.4)0.005
Total cost pre-treatment and intensive phase
 Direct medical14.9 (0.0–33.3)14.9 (6.3–46.3)0.61740.3 (9.6–95.8)33.5 (16.9–87.5)0.93424.9 (4.5–67.0)21.1 (9.6–59.6)0.477
 Direct non-medical33.2 (18.2–33.2)28.0 (11.9–55.2)0.369102.2 (36.1–195.7)30.8 (19.3–95.0)0.06148.9 (20.8–99.8)30.0 (15.4–73.3)0.113
 Indirect105.7 (34.9–313.8)163.6 (38.2–394.8)0.953366.9 (97.2–628.9)76.3 (50.9–246.9)0.003165.7 (82.8–538.8)90.2 (46.1–308.3)0.039
Total209.3 (96.4–355.6)280.5 (80.2–476.7)0.815556.3 (331.3–717.8)232.3 (85.0–448.3)0.002337.5 (163.8–608.2)244.4 (84.4–461.1)0.091
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