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Table 3 Unit cost of drugs and medical services* (US$ at 2005 prices)

From: Economic burden of beta-thalassemia/Hb E and beta-thalassemia major in Thai children

  per 100 units per unit
Aspirin, enteric-coated tablet, 1 grain 0.47 n/a
Desferrioxamine injection, 500 mg 452.26 n/a
Deferasirox tablet, 250 mg 1243 n/a
Folic acid tablet, 5 mg 0.22 n/a
Furosemide injection, 20 mg/2 ml 11.64 n/a
Furosemide tablet, 40 mg 0.67 n/a
Multivitamin syrup, 60 ml 25.48 n/a
Multivitamin tablet 0.52 n/a
Penicillin V tablet, 250 mg 1.86 n/a
LPRC n/a 13.67
Pre-storage filtered PRC n/a 11.93
NAT LPRC n/a 21.13
NAT Prestorage filtered PRC n/a 19.39
Complete blood count (CBC) n/a 1.49
Cross-matching n/a 1.99
Ferritin n/a 7.71
Hematocrit (Hct) n/a 0.75
Hemoglobin (Hb) n/a 2.49
Hemoglobin typing n/a 6.71
  1. LPRC = leukocyte-reduced packed red cell
  2. Prestorage filtered PRC = leukocyte-depleted packed red cell (LDPRC)
  3. NAT LPRC = nucleic acid-tested LPRC
  4. * From the prices of services of health facilities under the Ministry of Public Health [25].