Table 5– Age-dependent direct treatment costs for tuberculosis (TB)
Age group yrs
0–<15≥15
Hospital treatment
 Mean hospitalisation rate %71.271.2
 Mean reimbursement per case €9109.139109.13
 Culture confirmation %80.580.5
 Mean hospital stay days30.1730.17
 Pneumological monitoring in adults %85.8
Primary outpatient therapy (adults) €
 Intrathoracic TB1223.32
 Extrathoracic TB1040.88
 Weighted average1197.41
Post-hospital outpatient therapy (adults) €
 Intrathoracic TB767.15
 Extrathoracic TB640.88
 Weighted average749.21
Primary outpatient triple therapy (children) €
 Intrathoracic TB1036.51
 Extrathoracic TB825.03
 Weighted average1006.48
Posthospital outpatient triple therapy (children) €
 Intrathoracic TB690.60
 Extrathoracic TB564.33
 Weighted average672.66
Primary outpatient MDR-TB patients (adults) €
 Intrathoracic TB36688.08
 Extrathoracic TB35667.97
 Weighted average36543.22
Posthospital outpatient MDR-TB patients (adults) €
 Intrathoracic TB27386.55
 Extrathoracic TB26579.52
 Weighted average27271.95
Combined in-patient/outpatient costs €
 Standard TB adults7363.99
 Standard TB children7299.73
 MDR-TB (adults only)52258.84
  • MDR: multi-drug resistant.