This Philippian study investigated the cost-effectiveness of zinc supplementation in children with acute diarrhea. 117 diarrhea patients aged between 2 and 59 months were involved in this trial. 60 patients received zinc in combination with a conventional oral rehydration solution (standard treatment), and 57 patients received only the conventional treatment. The results showed a reduced mean duration of acute diarrhea (17 hours). Additionally, the mean total costs of this treatment were 5% lower in the test group compared to the treatment costs in the group that only received the conventional therapy. More details can be found in the study.


Gregorio et al.


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