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Table 4 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 ministry of health perspective

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

Health worker type Cost per visit ($) Number of visits per year Annual payer cost of follow-up ($)
   PF NF PWF PF NF PWF
Physician 1.18 12 2 2 14.16 2.36 2.36
Triage 1.12 12 12 4 13.44 13.44 4.48
Nurse 0.74 0 10 2 0 7.40 0.94
Regular PW 0.34 12 12 4 4.08 4.08 1.36
Refill PW 0.17 0 0 8 0 0 1.36
Total -- -- -- -- 31.68 27.28 10.5
  1. PW--Pharmacy Worker, PF--Physician Intensive Follow-up, NF--Nurse Intensive Follow-up, PWF--PW-intensive follow-up