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A study of the direct costs of treating pneumonia of children at Bach Mai hospital from October 2018 to March 2019 that the costs of hospital beds accounts shows for the highest proportion, then comes the cost of medicines and diagnostics. The cost of antibiotics is the highest in the cost of drugs, while the cost of diagnosis is the cost of testing. The cost of treatment is significantly related to the number of days of treatment, in addition, the severity or co-morbidity factors are affected only when considered individually. The support of health insurance can be up to more than 70% of the direct cost. The research results show that the cost of treatment in Viet Nam is lower than some countries in the region, the cost distribution is similar to that of some other domestic studies, but the cost of antibiotics has decreased significantly. Although drugs used at Bach Mai hospital are prescribing mainly generic medicines.
Direct costs, pneumonia, children, Bach Mai hospital.
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