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Table 1 Cost Variables (Labour, Counseling & Testing, Training and Health Promotion) used in model with 'baseline', 'low' and 'high' values, and sources

From: Perinatal HIV transmission and the cost-effectiveness of screening at 14 weeks gestation, at the onset of labour and the rapid testing of infants

Variable Baseline (Low, High) Source
Monthly laboratory technician salary $2974 ($2230, $3717) [33]
Monthly nurses salary $4811 ($3608, $6013) [3335]
Hourly nurses salary $27.75 ($20.81,$34.69) [3335]
Monthly physicians salary $16,141 ($12,105, $20,176) [18, 36]
Hourly physician salary $74.50 ($55.87, $93.12) [18, 36]
Benefits Loading 30% (25%, 35%) [33, 36]
False Positive Rate Elisa Testing 0.005 (0.001, 0.2) [37, 38]
Sensitivity Elisa Testing 0.98 (0.96, 1.0) [37, 38]
False Positive Rate Rapid Testing (Oraquick Advance) 0.002 (0.001, 0.2) [39]
Sensitivity Rapid Testing (Oraquick Advance – Oral Fluid) 0.993 (0.97, 1.0) [39]
Elisa cost per test $4.80 ($3.60, $6.00) [40]
Western Blot cost per test $48.50 ($36.38, $60.63) [40]
Rapid Test cost per test (Oraquick Advance) $12.00 ($9.00, $15.00) [39, 40]
HIV PCR cost per test $205.00 ($153.75, $256.25) [40]
Monthly laboratory staff allocation – Elisa Test 0.17 (0, 0.34) [18]
Monthly laboratory staff allocation – Western Blot 0.17 (0, 0.34) [18]
Monthly laboratory staff allocation – HIV PCR 0.17 (0, 0.34) [18]
Monthly nurse allocation – antenatal care – Elisa test 0 (0, 0.5) [17, 18]
Monthly nurse allocation – labour and delivery – rapid test 0 (0, 0.5) [17, 18, 39]
Monthly nurse allocation – Nursery – rapid test 0 (0, 0.5) [17, 18, 39]
Pre Test Counseling time – antenatal care (hours) 0.125 (0.094, 0.156) [17, 18, 41]
Post Test Counseling time – antenatal care (hours) 0.17 (0.128, 0.213) [17, 18, 41]
Pre Test Counseling time – labour or post birth (hours) 0.17 (0.128, 0.213) [17, 18, 41]
Post Test Counseling time – labour or post birth (hours) 0.17 (0.128, 0.213) [17, 18, 41]
Results Release – HIV- time 0.08 (0.00, 0.10) [17, 18]
Results Release – HIV+ time 0.5 (0.25, 0.75) [17, 18]
# of nurses to be trained – Elisa Test (obstetrics clinic) 32 (24, 40) [17, 34]
# of nurses to be trained – Rapid Test (labour and delivery) 34 (25, 43) [17, 34]
# of nurses to be trained – Rapid Test (nursery) 26 (19, 33) [17, 34]
# of training sessions – Elisa Test 4 (2, 6) [18]
# of training sessions – Rapid Test 4 (2, 6) [18]
Length of training – Elisa Test (hours) 4.0 (3.0, 5.0) [18]
Length of training – Rapid Test (hours) 4.0 (3.0, 5.0) [18, 39]
Training catering costs $7.50 ($5.00, $10.00) [18, 42]
Investment in audiovisual equipment $5000 ($3750, $6250) [42]
Health Promotion activities set up cost $2,500 ($1875, $3125) [42]
Annual cost written media items $3,900 ($2925, $4875)) [42]
Annual cost electronic media items $25,700 ($19,275, $32,125) [42]