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Table 2 Model Assumptions

From: A cost comparison of electronic and hybrid data collection systems in Ontario during pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccination campaigns

Parameter Seasonal Influenza Vaccination CampaignAssumptions Source
Coverage Rate* 2.5% Ontario PHUs
Paper costs 1/3 of costs during H1N1 campaign Ontario PHUs
Miscellaneous costs 1/3 of costs during H1N1 campaign Ontario PHUs
Nursing hours 15% of hours during H1N1 campaign Ontario PHUs
Clerk hours 15% of hours during H1N1 campaign Ontario PHUs
IT hours 15% of hours during H1N1 campaign Ontario PHUs
Nurse training hours** 15% of hours during H1N1 campaign Ontario PHUs
IT training hours** 15% of hours during H1N1 campaign Ontario PHUs
Parameter Hybrid System Assumptions Source
Laptop (n) 1 laptop per 10,000 vaccinees Unpublished data
Paper costs 200% of electronic system Assumption
Miscellaneous costs 10% of electronic system Assumption
Nursing hours 133% of hours needed for electronic system Ontario PHUs
Clerk hours Equal to electronic system Ontario PHUs
IT hours None required Ontario PHUs
Data sorting time 7 hours per 500 records Billittier et al. [6]
Post-clinic data entry hours 62 seconds per vaccine record Quach et al. [5]
  1. *Percent of PHU population vaccinated by public health
  2. ** The model assumes that all IT and nursing staff involved with a PHU's mass vaccination campaign will be trained annually.