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Table 2 Direct and indirect costs of MBD (1 US$ = Ksh. 65 in 1998/99)

From: Cost of mental and behavioural disorders in Kenya

Cost components Cost (US$) Percentage
Direct costs:   
(1). Total cost of operating and organizing psychiatric services 10,491,275 78.6
(2) Out-of-pocket expenses borne by patients and family members 289,846 2.2
Indirect costs:   
(1) Value of productivity lost by patients and family members due to MBD morbidity 203,840 1.5
(2) Value of productivity lost through premature mortality of MBD patients 2,365,879 17.7
TOTAL COST 13,350,840 100.00