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Table 1 Unit costs and data sources

From: Efficacy of an incentive intervention on secondary prophylaxis for young people with rheumatic fever: a multiple baseline study

Cost elements   Unit cost Data source
Visit before injection Transport and nurse’s time $103.50 per trip Waikato DHB
Successful visit for injection Transport and nurse’s time $103.50 per trip Waikato DHB
Cost per Penicillin injection Including injection materials $50 per injection Waikato DHB, Online Pharmaceutical Schedule
Cost per Penicillin injection wasted Not including injection materials $31.5 per injection PHARMAC Online Pharmaceutical Schedule
Phone   $399 per phone Waikato DHB
Top up or grocery voucher   $20 after one injection Waikato DHB
Phone call from the nurse Nurse’s time for making phone calls $5 for a 5 mins phone call or text MECA salaries for community DNs
  1. Note: overhead cost was included