Prediction of the Number of Tuberculosis Cases and Estimation of Its Treatment Cost in Saudi Arabia Using Proxy Information
作者: Mohamed M. ShoukriBright VargheseSahal Al-HajojFutwan Al-Mohanna
作者单位: 1Department of Cell Biology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
刊名: Open Journal of Statistics, 2014, Vol.4 (9), pp.726-735
来源数据库: Scientific Research Publishing Journal
DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2014.49067
关键词: Infectious DiseasesNegative Binomial ModelTB CostMDR
原始语种摘要: It is well known that the number of people with Tuberculosis (TB) and those who develop multidrug resistance (MDR) are the fundamental components that affect the total cost of treatment of TB. This paper has two-fold objectives. Firstly, we use the Generalized Linear Regression Models (GLM) to predict the future count of persons with TB and MDR. Due to the fact that assessment of TB cost is methodologically difficult, and compounded with the lack of concrete information about the treatment cost in Saudi Arabia, our second objective is to use cost information from the EU countries as proxy to estimate the cost of treating TB. The cost predictions provide essential information that is part of the evidence needed for budgeting and financing the health care facilities of TB services,...
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  • information 报告
  • especially 特别地
  • financing 供给资金
  • budgeting 预定
  • total 总和
  • estimate 估计
  • people 民族
  • second 
  • difficult 困难的
  • provide 规定