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Table 6 Actual costs of HTP program and assumed costs for OPD or home visits for 71 consultation (road only travel assumed)

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

Expenditure 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 cost   $440  
 Cost of ODP consultation   $24,921  
 Clinician consultation time $8733 * $8733
 Clinician travel time    $25,936
 Clinician travel costs    $1403
Sub total $9033 $25,364 $36072
Total costs $20,857 $25,364 $36072
Mean cost $294 $357 $508
Marginal cost $123 $357 $508
  1. *included in cost of OPD consultation.