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Table 1 Cost calculation of clinical best practice actions

From: A pre-pandemic COVID-19 assessment of the costs of prevention and control interventions for healthcare associated infections in medical and surgical wards in Québec

Resource Cost Unit Multiplied by
Human All time in seconds converted to hourly scale Hourly wage including benefits
Material: disposable Quantity used Price per item
Material: reusable Quantity used % depreciation (number of times used)
Product (e.g. soap) Millilitres (mls) of product Price per item
Product (e.g. disinfectant) Millilitres (mls) of diluent Price per ml*
Total Costs of CBPs All human resource + material + product costs
  1. *Costs will be multiplied by proportion of total solution used or discarded