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Table 1 Operational definitions of costs by category

From: The cost of post-abortion care (PAC): a systematic review

Name Components Explanations/sources
Direct Medical Cost Labor Cost The costs of time spent treating a patient by all medical personnel involved in a patient’s care [19, 24]
Supplies and Drugs Cost Small equipment, diagnostic tests, medications, and consumable supplies [24, 28]
Indirect Medical Cost Overhead Cost Salaries of non-medical support staff (e.g., receptionists) and administrative costs incurred by clinical staff (e.g., attending meetings) [19, 24, 28]
Capital Cost Infrastructure and equipment replacement costs and their useful lifetimes [19]