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

District

A

B

C#

D

E

(n)

(\$)

(\$)

(\$)

(\$)

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

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

\$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).