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Table 5 Actual costs of HTP program and assumed costs for OPD or home visits for 95 consultations (all modes of travel)

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

Expenditure A B C
HTP consultation OPD consultation Home visit consultation
$ $ $
Fixed costs    
 Equipment (3 year total annuitized cost) $1144   
 ADSL line rental $960   
 Co-ordinator $9720   
Sub total $11,824   
Variable costs    
 Web cameras $300   
 PTSS costs   $37,680  
 Cost of ODP consultation   $33,345  
 Clinician consultation time $11,685 * $11,685
 Clinician travel time - - $57,080
 Clinician travel costs    $46,595
Sub total $11,985 $71,025 $115,360
Total cost $23,509 $71,025 $115,360
Mean cost $247 $748 $1214
Marginal cost $123 $748 $1214
  1. *included in cost of OPD consultation.