Table 6.

Per-patient and Total Costs for Healthy Children With Uncomplicated or Complicated Chickenpox

PerspectiveUncomplicated Cases*Complicated CasesOverall Economic Impact,
Day Care Age (n = 92)School Age (n = 87)IMPACT 1991–1996
(n = 160)
Prospective
(n = 26)
Patient (family)
 Mean (SD)333.6211.1 (210.0)235.2 (32.6)1286.4 (905.2)  98 530 398
 Range0–2291.50–1282.281.2–359.9130.0–3027.5
Ministry of Health
 Mean (SD) 36.626.2 (35.3)6824.7 (771.0)7111.1 (5401.2) 23 954 617
 Range0–135.2 0–159.1 4823.3–8560.01978.5–19 149.8
Society
 Mean (SD)370.2236.5 (217.5)7059.9 (787.1)8397.5 (5937.5)122 374 725
 Range0–2426.70–1289.75123.6–8813.22743.3–21 864.7
  • * Per-patient cost of uncomplicated chickenpox was determined in the previous article.

  • Based on a total susceptible population of 346 527 children and a complication rate of 0.54%.

  • The overall economic impact is based on the total cost of uncomplicated chickenpox as well as on complicated chickenpox, as assessed from the IMPACT 1991–1996 database analysis.