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Table 1 Unit costs (in 2012 euros) and frequency of appointment types, most common diagnostic tests and most common HAART regimens dispensed

From: Resource utilisation and cost of ambulatory HIV care in a regional HIV centre in Ireland: a micro-costing study

Cost category Unit cost Resource use Source of cost data
Appointment type Staff cost per appointment Number of appointments  
DNA, not on HAART €12.68 32 Micro-costing study
DNA, on HAART €21.25 127 Micro-costing study
Attended HIV clinic, not on HAART €174.89 89 Micro-costing study
Attended HIV clinic, on HAART €194.88 997 Micro-costing study
Attended antenatal-HIV clinic, not on HAART €174.26 2 Micro-costing study
Attended antenatal-HIV clinic, on HAART €194.25 42 Micro-costing study
Baseline appointment, not on HAART €244.46 14 Micro-costing study
Baseline appointment, on HAART €264.45 12 Micro-costing study
Most common diagnostic tests Cost per test Number of tests  
CD4 €47.29 1013 Hospital Finance Dept
Viral load €92.94 995 National Virus Reference Laboratory
Full Blood Count €6.79 1036 Hospital Finance Dept
Biochemistry profiles, weighted average cost €18.63 1042 Hospital Finance Dept
All other tests, weighted average cost €28.39 1262 Hospital Finance Dept
HAART regimens Cost per month Number of months dispensed  
Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (NNRTI-based regimen) €816.61 1515 Hospital pharmacy
Emtricitabine/Tenofovir, Darunavir, Ritonavir (PI-based regimen) €1,097.51 864 Hospital pharmacy
Emtricitabine/Tenofovir, Atazanavir, Ritonavir (PI-based regimen) €1,084.84 389 Hospital pharmacy
Emtricitabine/Tenofovir, Lopinavir/Ritonavir (PI-based regimen) €1,148.79 99 Hospital pharmacy
Emtricitabine/Tenofovir, Nevirapine (NNRTI-based regimen) €747.98 75 Hospital pharmacy
Lamivudine/Zidovudine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir (PI-based regimen) €953.16 53 Hospital pharmacy
All other regimens, weighted average cost €923.70 327 Hospital pharmacy
Prophylactic antibiotics Cost per dose Number of doses dispensed  
Azithromycin €0.42 330 Hospital Pharmacy
Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim €0.15 2047 Hospital Pharmacy
Dapsone €0.69 344 Hospital Pharmacy
  1. DNA, did not attend. “Staff cost” is the estimated total patient and non patient-facing staff costs per appointment. Diagnostic tests includes laboratory, radiology and cardiology tests. “Biochemistry profiles” refers to the number and weighted average cost of the following biochemistry profiles: “patient”, “ward”, “bone”, “renal/bone”, “patient & lipid”, “patient & lipoprotein”, “urea, electrolytes & creatinine” and “liver function tests”.