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Table 1 Methods and data sources of costs in all study settings

From: The economic cost of implementing antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 screening in high-risk transmission settings: evidence from Germany

COST TYPE ITEMS IDENTIFIED ITEMS MEASUREMENT VALUATION
METHODS METHODS DATA SOURCE
RECURRENT STAFF Trainer Direct observation Bottom-up Online - State average salary (BW)* / Charité internal data
Nurses Direct observation Bottom-up and Top-down Online - State average salary (BW)* / Charité internal data
Receptionist Direct observation Bottom-up and Top-down Online - State average salary (BW)* / Charité internal data
TEST KITS + CONSUMABLES Antigen test kit SOP Bottom-up Charité internal price / Charité internal data
Hand sanitizing solution Estimated consumption per-test Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
Tissues Estimated consumption per-test Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
PROTECTIVE GEAR Face shield SOP Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
Surgical gown SOP Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
Scrub suit (pants + kasack) SOP Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
Surgical cap SOP Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
Face mask FFP2 SOP Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
Nitril gloves SOP Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
VARIABLE OVERHEADS Electricity Secondary data Top-down Online - DESTATIS / Charité internal data
Water Secondary data Top-down Online - DESTATIS / Charité internal data
Internet Secondary data Top-down Online - DESTATIS / Charité internal data
Telephone Secondary data Top-down Online - DESTATIS / Charité internal data
Medical waste disposal Secondary data Top-down Online - DESTATIS / Charité internal data
CAPITAL FIX OVERHEADS Management/procurement Secondary data Top-down Online - DESTATIS / Charité internal data
BUILDING Room/Space Direct observation Bottom-up Quotation / Charité internal data
EQUIPMENT PC Physical counting Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
ID Scanner Physical counting Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
Label printer Physical counting Bottom-up Online - Market price / Charité internal data
  1. *BW: Baden-Württemberg