CHOosing Interventions that are Cost Effective (WHO-CHOICE)

Uganda

Estimates of Unit Costs for Patient Services for Uganda

The table on Hospital Costs presents the estimated cost per hospital stay and per outpatient visit by hospital level1. Unit costs are specific to public hospitals, with occupancy rate of 80% and representing the "hotel" component of hospital costs, i.e., excluding drugs and diagnostic tests and including other costs such as personnel, capital and food costs.

The table on Health Centre Costs presents cost per visit for primary care facilities, i.e. health centres, at different levels of population coverage. It includes all cost components including depreciated capital items but excludes drugs and diagnostics.

The results are presented in International dollars and local currency units of 2005.

KEY
Int $ - international dollars
LCU - Local Currency Units
Population coverage - the percent of population with physical access to primary health facilities, defined as living within 5 kms or 1 hour away from the facility


HOSPITAL COSTS
Cost per bed day by hospital level*
Int $ 2005 LCU 2005
Primary 17.67 5344.21
Secondary 23.05 6972.08
Tertiary 31.48 9523.03
Cost per outpatient visit by hospital level*
Int $ 2005 LCU 2005
Primary 4.91 1484.26
Secondary 6.96 2105.27
Tertiary 10.30 3114.30
HEALTH CENTRE COSTS
Cost per visit at health centre by population coverage for a 20 minute visit**
Int $ 2005 LCU 2005
50% 7.00 2116.17
80% 8.24 2493.41
95% 12.51 3783.56

* public facility, 80% occupancy rate, excludes drugs and diagnostics
** public facility, at different population coverage, excludes drugs and diagnostics

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    For reference, unit cost estimates for the year 2000 can also be downloaded in .xls format
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1 For details on methods see:
Adam T, Evans D, Murray CJ.
Econometric estimation of country-specific hospital costs