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Table 6 aCost of intervention components

From: Management of hypertension and multiple risk factors to enhance cardiovascular health - a feasibility study in Singapore polyclinics

MOTIVATIONAL CONVERSATION  
 Mean (SD) time in minutes for delivering one face to face MC session per high risk hypertensive individual 40 (21.5)
bCost of delivering face to face MC per high risk hypertensive individual in Singapore $ 12.1 (8.9 to 17.1)c
TELEPHONE BASED FOLLOW-UPd  
dMean (SD) time in minutes for telephone call by nurses per hypertensive individual 14 (18.7)
eCost of telephone call by nurses per hypertensive individual in Singapore $ 4.5 (3.4 to 6.2)c
SUBSIDY ON FDC  
 Subsidy on fixed dose combination antihypertensive medication per high risk individual per week in Singapore $ 1.4
  1. aThe computation accounts for direct costs only
  2. bAverage salary of midlevel nurses in the public sector clinic is used in the computation
  3. cThe parentheses represent the cost from junior nurse to senior nurse
  4. dNumber of hypertensive individuals who received telephone follow-up call after week 4 and week 8 were 45 and 40, respectively
  5. eThe cost of telephone call includes cost of nurses’ time plus telephonic charges