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Table 2 Per visit time use, unit costs and total costs of follow-up for different types of health workers at the Infectious Diseases Institute clinic, Kampala, Uganda

From: Potential impact of task-shifting on costs of antiretroviral therapy and physician supply in Uganda

Health worker type Personnel time (hours) Hourly wage ($) Per visit cost of Personnel ($) Waiting time (hours) Total time lost (hours) OC of lost patient time ($)* Total per visit cost ($)
Physician 0.14 8.46 1.18 1.20 1.34 1.33 2.51
Triage nurse 0.24 4.65 1.12 0.33 0.57 0.56 1.68
Nurse 0.16 4.65 0.74 0.08 0.24 0.24 0.98
Regular PW 0.10 3.38 0.34 0.36 0.46 0.46 0.80
Refill PW 0.05 3.38 0.17 0 0.05 0.05 0.22
  1. * This is multiplied by the unit hourly wage for Ugandan's of $ 0.99, PW--Pharmacy Worker, OC--Opportunity Cost