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Table 2 Costs to be calculated for cost-effectiveness analysis

From: The ACCOMPLISH study. A cluster randomised trial on the cost-effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention to improve hand hygiene compliance and reduce healthcare associated infections

Intervention component Costs to be calculated
Alcohol dispensers 1. costs of alcohol rub dispenser (purchase + maintenance)
  2. costs of placement (staffing costs)
  3. costs of more frequent refilling due to increased use of alcohol hand rub (compared to control unit)
  4. costs of alcohol hand rub due to increased use (compared to control unit)
  5. extra staffing time needed to perform HH compared to control unit (# times HH is performed extra X average time needed for HH as measured by new dispenser)
Feedback component 1. promotional materials for feedback element (posters, newsletters)
  2. costs for rewards
  3. extra time needed to incorporate feedback into daily work activities (i.e. during existing staff meetings)
Training component 1. production costs social and web based training
  2. maintenance costs web based training
  3. staffing costs for staff time needed to participate in training sessions
Overall 1. staffing costs continuous maintenance intervention components by infection control nurse
  2. training infection control nurse prior to intervention