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Table 3 Economic cost of STI clinics in the 2003–2004 fiscal year.

From: Cost and efficiency of public sector sexually transmitted infection clinics in Andhra Pradesh, India

STI clinic* Total economic cost Percent of economic cost Percent cost due to inpatient services† Number of STIs treated Cost per STI treated
  INR US$ Personnel Recurrent goods Rentals Recurrent services Capital goods    INR US$
Medical college hospitals
MC6 1283694 27937 76.5 12.2 6.2 2.7 2.4 8.3 2223 577.5 12.6
MC5 1345786 29288 82.7 7.4 6.7 1.7 1.6 2.6 1743 772.1 16.8
MC4 1746668 38012 75.0 10.0 11.3 1.8 1.9 9.8 2186 799.0 17.4
MC3 1569840 34164 80.6 9.7 6.0 2.0 1.7 5.3 1921 817.2 17.8
MC2 1061341 23098 66.8 8.8 19.2 3.0 2.1 10.2 1078 984.5 21.4
MC1 3345020 72797 79.8 8.0 9.9 1.2 1.1 17.2 2784 1201.5 26.1
All MC 10352349 225296 77.7 9.1 9.6 1.9 1.6 10.4 11935 867.4 18.9
District headquarter hospitals
DHQ1 396627 8632 63.9 25.3 6.4 2.9 1.4 11.0 1759 225.5 4.9
DHQ2 349816 7613 62.5 22.7 8.2 3.4 3.3 15.0 1320 265.0 5.8
DHQ3 612111 13321 73.2 9.8 14.1 1.8 1.1 9.1 1012 604.9 13.2
DHQ4 800543 17422 75.3 4.9 16.7 1.8 1.3 5.2 323 2478.5 53.9
All DHQ 2159097 46988 70.5 12.9 12.7 2.2 1.6 9.0 4414 489.1 10.6
Area hospitals
AH2 198736 4325 60.2 18.4 11.9 5.9 3.6 14.2 582 341.5 7.4
AH4 329889 7179 71.5 14.4 9.0 2.8 2.2 9.7 767 430.1 9.4
AH3 340348 7407 78.7 11.2 5.4 3.0 1.7 6.2 558 609.9 13.3
AH1 339572 7390 76.0 14.2 5.0 3.0 1.7 0.6 551 616.3 13.4
All AH 1208545 26301 72.9 14.1 7.4 3.4 2.2 6.9 2458 491.7 10.7
Total 13719992 298585 76.2 10.2 9.9 2.1 1.7 9.9 18807 729.5 15.9
  1. INR is Indian Rupee
  2. 1 US$ = INR 45.95 (average exchange rate in the 2003–2004 fiscal year) [11]
  3. *STI clinics arranged within each hospital type category in decreasing order of cost-efficiency, i.e. increasing order of cost per STI treated.
  4. †This inpatient cost does not include cost of medicines for treatment of STIs, which would have been incurred even if these patients were treated as outpatient.