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Table 2 Total costs of the HTP over 24 months for 95 consultations

From: Paediatric palliative care by video consultation at home: a cost minimisation analysis

Resources Actual cost $
Fixed set up costs  
 Videoconferencing equipment* $1144
 ADSL line rental $990
 Co-ordinator $9720
Sub Total $11,854
Variable ongoing costs  
 Clinician consultation time# $11,685
 Web cameras for families $300
Subtotal $11,985
Total $23,839
Mean cost per consultation $251
Marginal cost per consultations $126
  1. *proportion of costs over 24 months annuitized over three years.
  2. #clinician consultation time includes PPCS paediatrician and nurse consultant for 30 minutes.