Bangladesh: The cost of preventing NCDs
Prevention programs targeting heart attack and stroke risk factors would cost US$3.95 per capita, according to new research. This per capita cost represents 26% of the total expenditure on health and 79% of the total government expenditure on health. Compared to the South-East Asia Region overall, the per capita cost for these prevention strategies in Bangladesh is relatively small, it would cost US$27.19 per capita to implement similar prevention strategies across all of the region. Researchers note several factors that make it difficult to measure NCD costing components in developing countries, such as intensity and cost of providing community health workers at the neighborhood level and the extent of facility- versus community-level care for certain interventions.
"Risk-attributable burden of chronic diseases and cost of prevention in Bangladesh"
Global Heart 2012; 7(1):61-66 (open access)
Date Posted: 1 May 2012