You are viewing the site in preview mode

Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Screening program cost in US$a

From: Review of a two-year methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening program and cost-effectiveness analysis in Singapore

Cost item HIV patients Infectious diseases patients Dermatological patients
Staff cost per patient Number of patients Total cost Staff cost per patient Number of patients Total cost Staff cost per patient Number of patients Total cost
Swabs (entry) 2.74b 913 2504 2.74b 520 1426 2.74b 824 2260
Cleaning (entry) 2.70c 97 262 2.70c 14 38 2.70c 162 438
Collating (entry) 0.55d 913 501 0.55d 520 285 0.55d 824 452
Swabs (discharge) 2.74b 679 1862 2.74b 464 1272 2.74b 624 1711
Collating (discharge) 0.55d 679 371 0.55d 464 253 0.55d 624 341
Hand rub Bottles   680e 5304   104e 808   1204e 9390
Tariff paid by patient 25 1592 39,736 25 984 24,561 25 1448 36,142
Total (entry and discharge) 50,540 28,643 50,733
  1. aS$ was converted to US$ based on exchange rate of 0.78
  2. bFifteen minutes of staff time is needed to take swabs including labelling/preparation for one patient with a monthly salary of S$2250 [59]
  3. cThirty minutes of staff time is needed to clean MRSA positive room for one patient with a monthly salary of S$950 [59]
  4. dThirty minutes of staff time is needed to collate data for ten patients with a monthly salary of S$2250 [59]
  5. eA bottle cost S$10 (~ US$7.8)