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Table 3 Assumed costs of OPD consultations (n = 95)

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

District A B C# D E
(n) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Travel by Road      
Brisbane 24 $8424 N/A - $8424
Ipswich 5 $1755 N/A - $1755
Redcliffe 11 $3861 N/A - $3861
Moggill 3 $1053 N/A - $1053
Sunshine Coast 11 $3861 $13 $143 $4004
Gold Coast 12 $4212 $14 $168 $4380
Lismore 3 $1053 $22 $66 $1119
Kingaroy 2 $702 $31 $63 $765
Subtotal road travel 71 $24,921   $440 $25,361
Travel by air      
Bundaberg 2 $702 $1158 $2316 $3018
Emerald 1 $351 $1542 $1542 $1893
Cairns 8 $2808 $1602 $12,816 $15,624
Mt Isa 13 $4563 $1582 $20,566 $25,129
Subtotal air travel 24 $8424   $37,240 $45,664
Total 95 $33345   $37,680 $71,025
Mean $ road travel      $357
Mean $ air travel      $1903
Mean $ all travel      $748
  1. #PTS subsidy 15c per km, all airfares and accommodation subsidy $30 per person when more than 50 km from RCH [19].
  2. A. Number of consultations.
  3. B. Cost of consultations (A × $351).
  4. C. Cost per return trip for child and parent #.
  5. D. Travel cost (A × C).
  6. E. Total cost to health service (B + D).