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Table 2 Cost Variables (HIV Treatment – Mother) 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
Antiretroviral medications – pre delivery per month $600 ($450, $750) [40]
# of months of medications pre delivery 6 (3, 9) [2, 18]
Antiretroviral Medications – during delivery $400 ($300, $500) [40]
Antiretroviral Medications – post delivery per month $650 ($487.50, $812.50) [40]
Length Physician consults – pre delivery 0.50 (0.37, 0.63) [18]
# Physician consults – pre delivery (per month) 1 (0.5,1.5) [17, 18]
Length of pre delivery period (months) 6 (3, 9) [2, 18]
Length Physician consults – post delivery 0.50 (0.37, 0.63) [18]
# of Physician consults – post delivery (per month) 2.00 [18]
CD4+ cell count – # per month pre delivery 0.33 (0,25 0.5) [17, 18]
CD4+ cell count – # during delivery 1 (0, 1) [17, 18]
CD4+ cell count – # per month post delivery 0.33 (0.25, 0.5) [18]
Viral load – # per month pre delivery 0.33 (0.25, 0.5) [17, 18]
Viral load – # during delivery 1 (0, 1) [17, 18]
Viral load – # per month post delivery 0.33 (0.25, 0.5) [18]
FBC # per month pre delivery 0.33 (0.25, 0.5) [17, 18]
FBC # during delivery 1 (0, 1) [17, 18]
FBC # per month post delivery 0.33 (0.25, 0.5) [18]
Hepatitis A, B, C # per month 0.083 (0, 0.17) [18]
CD4+ cell count unit cost $50 ($37.50, $62.50) [40]
Viral Load unit cost $205 ($153.75, $256.25) [40]
Full Blood Count unit cost $10 ($7.50, $12.50) [40]
Hepatitis A, B, C unit cost $50 ($37.50, $62.50) [40]
Pregnancy termination unit cost $500 ($200, $700) [17, 43]