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Table 4 Costs (AUD) per study step per person

From: The acceptability and cost of a home-based chlamydia retesting strategy: findings from the REACT randomised controlled trial

  Clinic retest Home retest
Study step MSM HM W Totala MSM HM W Totala
Initial consultation         
 Registration         
  New 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9
  Existing 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4
 Consultation 24.7 23.9 25.2 24.7 24.7 23.9 25.2 24.7
 Laboratory fee 71.8 35.9 35.9 47.9 71.8 35.9 35.9 47.9
 Antibioticsb 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
Result notification         
 Staff time 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
 Phone call 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Treatmentb         
 Registration 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
 Consultation 12.0 11.1 11.3 11.7 12.0 11.1 11.3 11.7
 Antibiotics 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7
 SMS 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Retest         
 Registration 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Assembly of home test kits N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4
 Consultation 19.4 19.1 20.6 19.8 N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Equipmentc 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.5 0.9 0.9 1.1
 Postaged N/A N/A N/A N/A 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2
 Laboratory fee 71.8 35.9 35.9 47.9 55.4 28.7 28.7 37.6
Sub-total retest component only 93.4 57.2 58.6 69.9 73.5 46.2 46.0 55.3
Totala 216.3 142.5 145.3 168.6 196.40 131.5 133.0 154.0
  1. MSM men who have sex with men, HM heterosexual men, W women, N/A not applicable
  2. aAll costs expressed in Australian dollars (AUD) (2012)
  3. bBased on 40 % treated at consult therefore only 60 % needing a treatment visit
  4. cFor clinic retesters clinics supplied urine jars (men) and pathology forms and for home retesters, postage satchels and saline for rectal swabs (MSM) were provided by the study. All other testing equipment was supplied by the laboratories and included in the laboratory fee
  5. dIncludes return postage