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Table 3 Model assumptions on costs

From: Impact of routine PCV7 (Prevenar) vaccination of infants on the clinical and economic burden of pneumococcal disease in Malaysia

Cost Parameter Value (RM) Remarks
PCV7 vaccination cost (per infant) 888 4 dose regimen at current market price of RM222 per dose
Pre-admission costs (adult and paediatric)
Meningitis, pneumonia and otitis media 206 Focus group discussion
Septicaemia 309  
Post-discharge costs (adult and paediatric)
Meningitis, pneumonia and otitis media 309 Focus group discussion
Septicaemia 1,236  
Paediatric cost per episode of hospitalised infection
Pneumococcal bacteraemia 7,076  
Pneumococcal meningitis 5,399  
Hospitalised all-Cause pneumonia 2,592 Weighted average cost of treatment
for each episode of disease
calculated using data from
6 local hospitals
Severe otitis media 2,554  
Weighted cost per episode of IPD 3,191  
Adult cost per episode of hospitalised infection
Pneumococcal bacteraemia 6,141  
Pneumococcal meningitis 3,504 Weighted average cost of treatment
for each episode of disease
calculated using data from
6 local hospitals
Hospitalised all-Cause pneumonia 2,830  
Weighted cost per episode of IPD 3,768  
Discount rate on costs and outcomes 3%  
Building use life 20 years  
Building depreciation 5% p.a.  
Instrument and vehicle use life 5 years  
Instrument and vehicle depreciation 20% p.a.  
  1. Note: Costs are measured in year 2007 Malaysian Ringgit (RM)