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Table 2 Costs for outpatient consultations, home visits and treatment supervision in USD

From: Cost of three models of care for drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in Nigeria

Cost Component DOT 1 DOT 2 DOT 3 Average (%)
Monthly clinic visits
 Salary costs 16.49 11.33 3.25 10.36 (64)
 Overhead 3.1 1.95 0.63 1.89 (12)
 Transport 3.16 3.16 3.16 3.16 (19)
 Other costs^ 1.76 0.16 0.49 0.80 (5)
 Total 24.51 16.60 7.53 16.21 (100)
DOT at DOT Center – Intensive phase
 Salary costs 0.88 0.58 1.17 0.88 (20)
 Overhead 0.15 0.51 0.23 0.30 (7)
 Transport 3.16 3.16 3.16 3.16 (71)
 Other costs^ 0 0.15 0.2 0.12 (3)
 Total 4.19 4.40 4.76 4.45 (100)
DOT at DOT Center – Continuation phase
 Salary costs 0.88 0.58 1.17 0.88 (20)
 Overhead 0.15 0.51 0.23 0.33 (7)
 Transport 3.16 3.16 3.16 3.16 (71)
 Other costsa 0 0.15 0.2 0.12 (3)
 Total 4.19 4.40 4.76 4.45 (100)
Home visit by DOT Officer – Intensive Phase
 Salary costs (visit) 4.03   2.34 3.19 (28)
 Salary costs (travel time) 4.03   3.50 3.77 (34)
 Transport 3.16   3.16 3.16 (28)
 Other costsa 1.60   0.59 1.10 (10)
 Total 12.82 NA+ 9.59 11.21 (100)
Home visit by DOT Officer – Continuation Phase
 Salary costs (visit) 4.03   2.34 3.19 (29)
 Salary costs (travel time) 4.03   3.50 3.77 (34)
 Transport 3.16   3.16 3.16 (28)
 Other costsa 1.60   0.40 1.00 (9)
 Total 12.85 NAb 9.40 11.13 (100)
Home visit by DRTB Focal Person
 Salary costs (visit) 6.28    6.28 (19)
 Salary costs (travel time) 20.94    20.94 (65)
 Transport 3.16    3.16 (10)
 Other costsa 1.93    1.93 (6)
 Total 32.32 NA+ NA+ 32.32 (100)
Home visit by TBL Supervisor
 Salary costs (visit) 2.01 2.01 2.09 2.04 (20)
 Salary costs (travel time) 4.03 4.03 6.28 4.78 (46)
 Transport 3.16 3.16 3.16 3.16 (31)
 Other costsa 1.03 0.09 0 0.37 (4)
 Total 10.23 9.29 11.53 10.35 (100)
Quarterly State Team Home visit
 Salary costs (visit) 163.4 48.61 214.04 142.02 (76)
 Salary costs (travel time) 0c 81.03 26.76 35.93 (19)
 Transport 3.16 3.16 3.16 3.16 (2)
 Other costsa 10.04 0.09 4.94 5.02 (3)
 Total 176.60 132.89 248.90 186.13 (100)
Consilium Meeting
 Salary 58.48 26.81 49.51 44.93 (75)
 Allowances 0 9.04 20.1 9.71 (16)
 Catering 0 5.42 0 1.81 (3)
 Other costsa 10.13 0 0 3.38 (6)
 Total 68.61 41.27 69.61 59.83 (100)
  1. DRTB drug resistant tuberculosis, NA not available, TBL tuberculosis and leprosy
  2. aOther costs include the cost of supplies such as gloves, face masks, N-95 respirators, hand sanitizer, syringes and needles and spirit swabs
  3. bNo available data for DOT Officer and DR-TB Focal Person during the data collection exercise in their states
  4. cIt was not possible to separate travel time from visit time; therefore both are captured under Salary costs (visit)