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Table 5 Yield and relative costs of different symptom screening algorithms

From: Comparison of yield and relative costs of different screening algorithms for tuberculosis in active case-finding: a cross-section study

Type of patient Algorithm Symptom No No. of TB case TB detection and screening Relative costs
Detection proportion*(%) Screening No. per case Total costs Average costs for one case
Smear +  1a 2328 27 1.16 11,097 65,195.1 2414.6
  1c 2328 27 1.16 11,097 86,147.1 3190.6
  2 2407 28 1.16 10,700 87,545.4 3126.6
  3 2676 31 1.16 9665 92,306.7 2977.6
Bact +  1a 2328 37 1.59 8098 65,195.1 1762.0
  1c 2328 37 1.59 8098 86,147.1 2328.3
  2 2407 38 1.58 7884 87,545.4 2303.8
  3 2676 41 1.53 7308 92,306.7 2251.4
Active TB 1c 2328 105 4.51 2853 86,147.1 820.4
  2 2407 108 4.49 2774 87,545.4 810.6
  3 2676 113 4.22 2651 92,306.7 816.9
  1. *Detection proportion among people with suspected symptoms