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Table 3 TB-related health system costs (2017 Canadian $)

From: The potential impact and cost-effectiveness of tobacco reduction strategies for tuberculosis prevention in Canadian Inuit communities

  Value Range Reference
Health system costs (including material and health care worker time/salary)    
 •Tuberculin skin test $18.22   [82]
 •INH (9-month regimen) $182.01   [83]
 •Major adverse reaction to Isoniazid $14,937   [82]
 •Chest X-ray $68.00   [84]
 •Three sputum samples analysis (when results are negative) $29.34   Dynacare
 •Three sputum samples analysis (when results are positive) $80.79   Dynacare
 •Spontaneous sputum production $3.52 (2.65–4.41) [41]
 •Sputum induction $96.84   [42]
 •Xpert® MTB/RIF test for one individual (1 sample) $134.40   [41]
 •Standard 6 month TB medication regimen* $640.84   [83]
  1. INH isoniazid, NRT nicotine replacement therapy
  2. *The cost includes vitamin B6