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Table 1 Principal types of costs of the exercise

From: Health service planning contributes to policy dialogue around strengthening district health systems: an example from DR Congo 2008-2013

Costs which were included in this exercise Example Costs which were not included in this exercise Example
Costs of clinical intervention Cost of procedures such as general anaesthesia, applying a cast, or X-ray Capital investments necessary to rehabilitate health facilities Repair of facility building or building a new one
Referral costs as defined by country Cost of ambulance and medical services during transport Pre-service human resource training University education for Medical Officers
Health facility administrative costs Cost of hospital manager and office equipment Infrastructure outside the health facilities Paved roads for better health facility access
District health administration Cost of district health manager and supervisory visits