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Table 2 Financial proxy used to allocate a market price

From: Social value of maintaining baby-friendly hospital initiative accreditation in Australia: case study

Babies Financial proxy Cost
Reduce risk of diarrhea Cost of gastrointestinal [66] AUD 20.27
Reduce risk of respiratory infection Cost of influenza-related disease [67] AUD 2864
Reduce risk of acute otitis media Cost of treating otitis media in Australia [68] AUD 594
Reduce risk of necrotizing enterocolitis Cost of NEC treatment [69] AUD 13,863
Higher IQ Annual earnings (average weekly income in Australia [33] ×  52 weeks)a AUD 89,487
Reduce risk of obesity Cost of obesity in Australia [70] AUD 2500
Reduce risk of type 1 diabetes Cost of diabetes in Australia [71] AUD 3131
Reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
Reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Annual earnings (average weekly income in Australia [33] ×  52 weeks)a AUD 89,487
Reduce risk of breast cancer Cost of breast cancer treatment per case in Australia [72] AUD 36,448
Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease Cost of cardiovascular disease treatment in hospital in Australia [73] AUD 1700
Not buying formula Formula supply for 1 year for full formula-fed baby (1.5 tins for a week for the first 6 months and 0.6 tin for a week for the next 6 months) a
We followed WHO guidance [74] and adapt it to Australian settings
AUD 1160
Reduce risk of ovarian cancer Cost of ovarian cancer treatment per person in Australia [72] AUD 31,958
Reduce risk of hypertension Cost of hypertension treatment per diagnosed case [73] AUD 570
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