European Academic Research ISSN 2286-4822
ISSN-L 2286-4822
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Total semiannual treatment related expenditure of a patient due to hypertension
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Ratindra Nath Mondal, Shah Md. Sarwer Jahan, Md. Mostofa Alam, Moni Rani, Anupom Das, Soma Pramanik, Md. Foyjul Islam, Md. Zakir Hossain, Beauty Saha, Amaresh Chandra Shaha, Ram B. Singh, Md. Atiqul Islam
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Bridge Center
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Background: Economic cost of hypertensive disease was estimated at $76.6 billion in 2010. Low income is one of the important causes of drop out of the hypertensive patients from follow up and treatment. Materials and Methods: This was a cross sectional study, carried out in Hypertension and Research Center, Rangpur. Among the daily visited patients every odd patient was taken. Cost was calculated from the number of drugs use & its cost, investigation cost from receipt copy, service fee (fixed service charge & specialist consultation fee), transport cost from directly from the patient’s / attendant’s verbal opinion and hospitalization cost was calculated from medications used other than regular antihypertensive & investigations during hospital staying. Results: We have studied 324 hypertensive patients, male were found preponderance (72.2% vs 27.8%). Mean age of the study population was 47.19 years (SD±8.406). In this study 97.8% of the patients taking the antihypertensive drug regularly, 62% of the patients used to come to regular follow up. Mean semiannual treatment related expenditure of a hypertensive patient was 4795.61 BDT. The mean expenditure was more in complicated hypertensive patients than uncomplicated hypertensive patients (5929.88 BDT vs 4671.99 BDT). The expenditure became very high who was admitted in hospital 8121.42 BDT. Among the treatment related expenditure investigation cost (1403.32 BDT) remained the highest, followed by drug cost (1197.17 BDT). Conclusion: Mean semiannual treatment related expenditure of hypertensive patient was high in relation to income. Reduction of the cost of the investigation, drugs may be helpful for the hypertensive patients.
Keywords :
Semiannual, expenditure, hypertension

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