TABLE 4.

Estimated Minimum Cost of Excess Tuberculin Testing Among Entrants to Primary Schools, NYC 1996–1998

ItemUnit CostNo. of ChildrenTotal Cost
Tuberculin testing$15.00241 570$3 623 550.00
Diagnostic workup for TST+ students$1403170$443 800.00
9 mo isoniazid therapy$6302536$1 597 680.00
Total cost$5 665 030.00
Number of cases prevented*46
Cost per case prevented$123 152.83
  • * 75% (2.42% of 2536).