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Table 3 Unit costs in US $ for the cost parameters used in the cost-effectiveness analysis

From: Cost-Effectiveness of isoniazid preventive therapy among HIV-infected patients clinicaly screened for latent tuberculosis infection in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: A prospective Cohort study

Cost parameter Salary scale Number in place Unit cost (US $)
IPT Controls
Personnel costs
 Assistant medical officer TGHS C 6 6 567.64
 Nurse TGHS B 1 0 278.37
 Health attendant PMOSS 1/1 2 2 391.25
 Assistant nurse TGHS A 16 16 300.81
 Nurse counsellors PMGSS 4/1 8 8 727.98
 Medical doctors PMGSS 8/1 4 4 1309.09
 Medical specialists PMGSS 11/1 4 4 2418.00
 Laboratory scientific officer PMGSS 6/1 4 4 982.62
 Laboratory technician PMGSS 4/1 4 4 727.98
 Pharmacist PMGSS 6/1 4 4 982.62
 Pharmacy technician PMGSS 4/3 4 4 727.98
Laboratory costs
 Sputum microscopy   23 21 1.92
 Sputum culture   23 21 9.62
 FBP   23 21 3.84
 ESR   23 21 1.28
 CXR   23 21 12.83
Average water bill per month   N/A N/A 295.04
Average electricity bill per month   N/A N/A 577.26
Estimated average clinic area (square metres)   256 256 18a
Number Trained on 3Is for 3 days   33 32 358.80
  1. N/A not applicable
  2. aRenting price per square meter per month