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Table 9 Cost of mHealth interventions

From: Clinical and patient-centered implementation outcomes of mHealth interventions for type 2 diabetes in low-and-middle income countries: a systematic review

Study Cost description Cost Focus
Huo et al. [53] Cost per text message US$0.01 Patient
Haddad et al. [52] Cost per text message € 0.065 Patient
Fottrell et al. [49] Total annual costs of the PLA intervention $ 601,484 Program
Average annual costs of the PLA intervention $240,594 Program
Total annual costs of mHealth intervention $312,630 Program
Average annual costs of mHealth intervention $125,052 Program
Average annual costs of the PLA per beneficiary $14 Patient/ Program
Average annual costs of mHealth per beneficiary $7 Patient/ Program
Cost-effectiveness ratios for PLA per case of intermediate hyperglycaemia or type 2 diabetes $316 ($124 per DALY averted) Population
Cost-effectiveness ratios per case of type 2 diabetes prevented $65,18 ($2,551 per DALY averted) Population
Limaye et al. [58] Annual direct medical cost per participant in the control group £23.30 Patient
Annual direct medical cost per participant in the intervention group £35.80 Patient
Incremental cost of treating or preventing one case of overweight/obesity in 1 year £112.30 Patient/ Program
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