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Economic costs of hospitalized diarrheal disease in Bangladesh: a societal perspective

Overview of attention for article published in Global Health Research and Policy, January 2018
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Title
Economic costs of hospitalized diarrheal disease in Bangladesh: a societal perspective
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Global Health Research and Policy, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s41256-017-0056-5
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Abdur Razzaque Sarker, Marufa Sultana, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Nausad Ali, Tanvir M Huda, M. Salim uzzaman, Sabbir Haider, Hafizur Rahman, Ziaul Islam, Jahangir A. M. Khan, Robert Van Der Meer, Alec Morton

Abstract

Diarrheal diseases are a major threat to human health and still represent a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although the burden of the diarrheal diseases is much lower in developed countries, it is a significant public health problem in low and middle-income countries like Bangladesh. Though diarrhea is preventable and managed with low-cost interventions, it is still the leading cause of morbidity according to the patient who sought care from public hospitals in Bangladesh indicating that significant resources are consumed in treating those patients. The aim of the study is to capture the inpatients and outpatient treatment cost of diarrheal disease and to measure the cost burden and coping mechanisms associated with diarrheal illness. This study was conducted in six randomly selected district hospitals from six divisions (larger administrative units) in Bangladesh. The study was performed from the societal perspective which means all types of costs were identified, measured and valued no matter who incurred them. Cost analysis was estimated using the guideline proposed by the World Health Organization for estimating the economic burden of diarrheal diseases. The study adopted quantitative techniques to collect the household and hospital level data including structured and semi-structured questionnaires, observation checklists, analysis of hospital database, telephone interviews and compilation of service statistics. The average total societal cost of illness per episode was BDT 5274.02 (US $ 67.18) whereas the average inpatient and outpatient costs were BDT 8675.09 (US $ 110.51) and BDT 1853.96 (US $ 23.62) respectively. The cost burden was significantly highest for poorest households, 21.45% of household income, compared to 4.21% of the richest quintile. Diarrheal diseases continue to be an overwhelming problem in Bangladesh. The economic impact of any public health interventions (either preventive or promotive) that can reduce the prevalence of diarrheal diseases can be estimated from the data generated from this study.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 22%
Researcher 8 22%
Lecturer 3 8%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 8%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 6 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 28%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 5 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Other 6 17%
Unknown 6 17%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 October 2018.
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#3,105,619
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#9
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