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The economic burden of inpatient paediatric care in Kenya: household and provider costs for treatment of pneumonia, malaria and meningitis

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Background: Knowledge of treatment cost is essential in assessing cost effectiveness in healthcare. Evidence of the potential impact of implementing available interventions against childhood illnesses in developing countries challenges us to define the costs of treating these diseases. The purpose of this study is to describe the total costs associated with treatment of pneumonia, malaria and meningitis in children less than five years in seven Kenyan hospitals. Methods: Patient resource use ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1478-7547-7-3

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Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
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Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Department:
Health Policy Unit
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"Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya", "University of Oxford"
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Paediatrics,Department of
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Philip Ayieko
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Funding agency for:
Mike English
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation Journal website
Volume:
7
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Article: 3
Publication date:
2009-01-05
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1478-7547
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uuid:9c820f4a-f32d-45ba-ac2b-72e1ecc0e87d
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ora:3870
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English
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