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Table 4 Costs of developing and introducing the implementation of CBT for CFS divided in fixed and variable costs.

From: Implementing cognitive behavior therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome in mental health care: a costs and outcomes analysis

  Volume Calculated costs value per volume Costs
Personnel costs    
Fixed    
   Therapists 647 hours € 55.50/hour € 35.909
   Management 312 hours € 73.17/hour € 22.829
   Others 793 hours € 35.87/hour € 28.444
   Total fixed    € 87.182
Variable    
   Therapists 460 hours € 55.50/hour € 25.530
   Management 20 hours € 73.17/hour € 1.463
   Supervisor 266 hours € 62.52/hour € 16.625
   Others 6 hours € 35.87/hour € 215
   Total variable    € 43.833
TOTAL personnel costs    € 131.015
Material costs    
Fixed    
   Building use 10% of personal costs € 8.718
   PR activities 2000 information letters and brochures € 1.705
   Total fixed    € 10.423
Variable    
   Building use 10% of personal costs € 4383
   PR activities 2500 information letters and brochures € 1.983
   Total variable    € 6.366
TOTAL material costs    € 16.789
Traveling costs    
Fixed    
   Therapists 3605 km € 0.18/km € 649
   Management 3328 km € 0.18/km € 599
   Others 1411 km € 0.18/km € 254
   Total fixed    € 1.502
Variable    
   Supervisor 5300 km € 0.18/km € 954
   Therapists 1275 km € 0.18/km € 230
   Management 40 km € 0.18/km € 7
   Total variable    € 1.191
TOTAL traveling costs    € 2.693
TOTAL fixed costs    € 90.675
TOTAL variable costs    € 59.300
TOTAL 'developing and introducing' costs    € 149.975
  1. All volumes were valued in terms of Dutch integral cost prices at the price level of 2004 (Oostenbrink et al., 2004).