Pretreatment Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Presumptive Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients, India, 2016–2017

Rathi, Priya and Shringarpure, Kalpita and *, Unnikrishnan B and Kumar Chadha, Vineet and Acharya, Vishak K. and D. Sagili, Karuna and Shastri, Suresh and Nair, Abhirami (2020) Pretreatment Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Presumptive Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients, India, 2016–2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26 (5). pp. 989-992. ISSN 1080-6059

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Abstract

In India, under the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme, the government provides free treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; however, many patients seek care elsewhere, which is costly. To determine those out-ofpocket expenses, we interviewed 40 presumptive patients and found that they spent more than their median annual income before registering for the government program.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Direct medical cost, Indirect Medical cost, Catastrophic cost
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pulmonary Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Depositing User: Admin KMCMLR
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 05:53
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 05:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156091

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