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Table 2 Costs of direct observation of therapy and increased use of case finding among 100 000 people in India

From: Prioritising between direct observation of therapy and case-finding interventions for tuberculosis: use of population impact measures

  Direct observation of therapy Increase in TB case-finding
Extra TB smears for case detection (@I$2.28) N/A 2000
Number of extra clinic visits (@I$3.85) 36 per patient 4 visits for each of 12 new patients identified
Extra drug costs (@I$7.84) N/A For each of 12 new patients identified
Total cost (I$) 5960 4839
Cost per life saved (I$) 31702 2703
  1. I$, international dollars; N/A, not applicable; TB, tuberculosis.