The economic cost of tobacco use is a well-studied issue in the context of high-income countries.This is partly because the tobacco epidemic is at an early stage in LMICs.
This study aims at estimating the economic cost of tobacco use in Uganda. To read and download the Factsheet on Health Cost of Tobacco use in Uganda, click here
This overview assembles existing evidence on the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – i.e. the indirect social and economic damage caused by the cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and waste generated by tobacco products.
It uses a life cycle analysis to track tobacco use across the full process of cultivation, production and consumption. In doing so it draws attention to gaps in the scientific evidence – particularly where the only data available are those currently self-reported by the tobacco companies themselves – and indicates where objective research could hold the greatest benefits to improving understanding of the relationship between tobacco and the environment.
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Estimates of Unit Costs for Patient Services for Uganda
The table on Hospital Costs presents the estimated cost per hospital stay and per outpatient visit by hospital level1. Unit costs are specific to public hospitals, with occupancy
rate of 80% and representing the "hotel" component of hospital costs, i.e., excluding drugs and diagnostic tests
and including other costs such as personnel, capital and food costs.
The table on Health Centre Costs presents cost per visit for primary care facilities, i.e. health centres,
at different levels of population coverage. It includes all cost components
including depreciated capital items but excludes drugs and diagnostics.
The results are presented in International dollars and local currency units of 2005.
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