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Table 4 Descriptive statistics about costs

From: Protocol for the economic evaluation of the diarrhea alleviation through zinc and oral rehydration salt therapy at scale through private and public providers in rural Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India

  Costs according to source of care and components according to outpatient, inpatient, and home care
Costs according to source of care  
Public source—facility care PHC, government hospital, government dispensary
Auxiliary nurse midwife, sub-center
Public source—community care Anganwadi worker/center
  ASHA
Private source Private doctor
  Nursing home/private hospital
  Mobile clinic
  Chemist
  Traditional healer
  Charitable hospital, NGO, trust
Cost components according to outpatient, inpatient, and home care  
Direct medical Consultation
  Dispensing
  Purchase of zinc (tablets or syrup)
  Purchase of ORS (packets)
  Purchase of other drugs
  Special food purchased
  Admission/hospitalization
  Other costs
Direct nonmedical Transportation (round trip)
Indirect costs Wages lost
  1. ASHA: Accredited Social Health Activist; NGO: Non-governmental organization; ORS: Oral rehydration salts; PHC: Primary health center.