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Table 5 Cost per infection of home and clinic retesting

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

Trial arm Retest uptake n % Cost of retest component $ Cost of overall retest pathway $ Overall cost $ No. of repeat infections Cost per repeat infection $
Clinic retest No retest 181 61   98.7a 17864.7   
Retest 117 39 69.9 168.6 19726.2   
Total 298     37590.9 12 3132.6
Home retest REACT study No retest 118 39   116.4b 13735.2   
Retest at home 134 44 55.3 154.0 20636.0   
Sent home kit but retested at the clinic 50 17   186.3c 9315.0   
  Total 302     43686.2 31 1409.2
  1. aIncludes all costs in the clinic retest pathway except the retest component
  2. bIncludes all costs in the home retest strategy except the laboratory fee
  3. cIncludes all costs in the home retest strategy except the laboratory fee, plus the cost of the clinic retest component