Skip to main content

Table 1 Resource utilization categories and cost measurement

From: Implementation and first-year operating costs of an academic medical center-based syringe services program

Resource category Measured units Valuation
Personnel time (staff) Hours Hourly wage (including fringe)
Facility and utilities Rental Per month container cost
Training and intervention materials Items Purchased cost
HIV and HCV tests Items Purchased cost
Equipment (e.g., computers) Items Purchased cost
Furniture (tables, chairs, desks) Items Purchased cost
Office supplies (paper, folders) Items Purchased cost
Refreshments (coffee, water, food) Items Purchased cost
Phone rental By month Monthly bill
Patient transportation Individual trips Driving or public transit
Patient time Hours Hourly wage rate