This study estimates the economic costs of RTIs in Nepal, including the direct costs, productivity costs, and valuation of pain, grief, and suffering. An incidence-based cost-of-illness analysis was conducted from a societal perspective, employing a bottom-up approach using secondary data. All costs incurred by the patients, their family members, and costs to society were estimated, with sensitivity analyses to consider uncertainty around the data estimates available.
Amrit Banstola, Jesse Kigozi, Pelham Barton and Julie Mytton
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health