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Table 3 Per visit and annual costs of antiretroviral therapy follow-up for different types of health workers at the Infectious Diseases Institute clinic, Kampala, Uganda from a societal perspective

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

Health worker type Cost per visit ($) Number of visits per year Annual societal cost of follow-up ($)
   PF NF PWF PF NF PWF
Physician 2.51 12 2 2 30.12 5.02 5.02
Triage 1.68 12 12 4 20.16 20.16 6.72
Nurse 0.98 0 10 2 0 9.80 1.96
Regular PW 0.80 12 12 4 9.60 9.60 3.20
Refill PW 0.22 0 0 8 0 0 1.76
Total -- -- -- -- 59.88 44.58 18.66
  1. PW--Pharmacy Worker, PF--Physician Intensive Follow-up, NF--Nurse Intensive Follow-up, PWF--PW-intensive follow-up