Table 3 Smoking-attributable social costs (in $VN) of inpatient care
Number of patients*Average cost of hospitalisation (in thousands)Total cost for all admissions (in millions)Average healthcare expenditures† (in thousands)Smoking prevalence among patients (%)% of Smokers diagnosed due to smoking (%)Healthcare costs in excess of the average healthcare cost (%)SAF (%)Total costs attributable to smoking (in millions)
Lung cancer11 64512 358143 90949378.372.396.054.378 143
COPD348 99237441 306 62649392.091.386.879.11 033 541
Ischaemic485431 400152 41649366.750.198.432.950 145
Total7 075 3601 602 95172.51 161 829
  • *Source: Ministry of Health 2005, National Cancer Institute

  • †Average 2005 healthcare expenditures adjusted for inflation and converted to $VN using PPP index were $VN492 777.32. Source: International Monetary Fund.9