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Table 1 Estimation of implementation costs

From: Implementation of an interprofessional medication adherence program for chronic patients in community pharmacies: how much does it cost for the provider?

  Cost (CHF) Contribution (%)
Installation phase
(1) Service support costs 8481 100%
 Initial training* 741 9%
 Implementation strategies 3240 38%
  Organisation 2240 26%
  Support material ** 1000 12%
 Equipment 4500 53%
Initial and full operation phases
(1) Service support costs (per year) 6680 100%
 Continuous training 1120 17%
 Implementation strategies 1060 16%
  Organisation 560 8%
  Support material ** 500 7%
 Equipment 4500 67%
(2) Direct service delivery costs (per patient per year) 666 100%
 Workforce time 455 68%
  Pharmacist 353 53%
  Technician 102 15%
 Electronic monitoring (EMs) 201 30%
 Space 10 2%
  1. *Amortised over 5 years
  2. **Including patient leaflets, information and education material
  3. CHF = Swiss Francs