Hospital costs of high-burden diseases: malaria and pulmonary tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence context in Zimbabwe.

@article{Hongoro2003HospitalCO,
  title={Hospital costs of high-burden diseases: malaria and pulmonary tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence context in Zimbabwe.},
  author={Charles Hongoro and Barbara Mcpake},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={242-50}
}
This paper explores the measurement of hospital costs and efficiency in a context where data is scarce, incomplete or of poor quality. It argues that there is scope for using tracers to examine and compare hospital cost structures and relative efficiency in such contexts. Two high-burden diseases, malaria and pulmonary tuberculosis, are used as tracers to calculate the average costs of inpatient care at selected tertiary hospitals. This study shows that it is feasible to prospectively collect… CONTINUE READING

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