||Sen AS & Basu RN
||Economics of health-the cost of tuberculosis.
||INDIAN J TB 1972, 19, 144-158.
In a study of the cost of TB in India, a direct
cost of Rs. 29.68 crores annually has been estimated. The morbidity
and mortality losses have been quantified taking into account the
urban and rural population separately. The data on mortality in
rural areas is very meager and is not available according to age
and sex. This, and the expected working life for premature mortality
have been calculated by the application of statistical methods.
The morbidity loss has been estimated at Rs. 288.4 crores and the
mortality losses at Rs. 420.41 crores at 4 percent deduction and
Rs. 304.96 crores at 10 percent deduction.
|KEYWORDS: HEALTH ECONOMICS; SOCIAL COST; SOCIAL WELFARE;