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Table 5 Implementation and one-year operating costs of integrating an onsite wound care clinic

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

Cost category Count Per unit cost Total cost Cost per visite
Implementation costs
Phlebotomy chair 1 $800.00 $800.00 $7.02
Examine table 1 $1339.63 $1339.63 $11.75
Furniture
Administrative $1271.50 $11.15
Medical suppliesa $1827.23 $16.03
Total    $5238.36 $45.95
Variable program costs
HIV rapid test 46 $10.06 $462.76 $4.06
HCV rapid test 22 $18.81 $413.82 $3.63
Wound careb 31 $6.56 $203.36 $1.78
Incision and drainagec 17 $10.64 $180.88 $1.59
On-site Rx Antibiotics
 Bactrim (800 mg/160 mg) 280 $0.33 $92.40 $0.81
 Doxycycline (100 mg) 42 $0.86 $36.12 $0.32
Snacks/refreshments $503.55 $4.42
Total    $1892.89 $16.61
Societal costs
Attending physician 1/clinic $250.00/hourd $45,000.00 $394.74
Resident physician 1/clinic $26.00/hourd $4680.00 $41.05
Medical students (onsite) 4/clinic $25.43/hourd $18,309.60 $160.61
Medical students (oversight) 6 $25.43/hourd $34,330.50 $301.14
Total $102,320.10 $897.54
Clinic total $109,451.35 $960.10
  1. aA detailed list of medical supplies that compromised this category can be found in “Appendix A
  2. bWound care procedure cost breakdown: $2.16/cohesive bandage, $3.15/saline flush, $0.48/gauze, $0.02/alcohol pad, $0.15/antibiotic ointment
  3. cIncision and drainage cost breakdown: $8.42/incision and drainage kit, $1.78/Chloraprep, $0.11/Lidocaine, $0.08/27G needle, $0.25/10 ml syringe
  4. dHourly wage estimated by the Florida’s Volunteer Health Care Provider Program (VHCPP)
  5. eN = 114