Economic burden of hospitalized diarrheal disease in Bangladesh

Sarker, AR and Sultana, M and Mahumud, RA and Khan, JA and Meer, RV and Morton, A (2017) Economic burden of hospitalized diarrheal disease in Bangladesh. Value in Health, 20 (9). A498-A498. ISSN 1524-4733 (

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Diarrheal diseases are a major threat to human health and still represent a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Although the burden of the diarrheal diseases is much lower in developed countries, it is a significant public health problem in low and middle-income countries like Bangladesh. The aim of the study is to capture the inpatients and outpatient treatment cost of diarrheal disease and to measure the cost burden and coping mechanisms associated with diarrheal illness.