Table A.5IVT labour costs

Task (staff)Time taken (range)No. times task carried outUnit costCost (range)Source
Ametop® application (band 5 nurse)5 minutes (1–5 minutes)1£30/hour£2.50
£0.50–2.50)
Curtis206
Cannulation/taking blood samples:
– 2 × band 5 nurseTotal of 35 minutes (0–35 minutes)1£30/hour£17.50
£0–17.50)
Curtis206
– specialty registrar17.5 minutes (N/A)a1£41/hour£11.96
(N/A)
Curtis206
Fluid preparation and attaching (2 × band 5 nurse)Total of 15 minutes (10–15 minutes)1£30/hour(£7.50)
(£5.00–7.50)
Curtis206
Baseline observations (band 5 nurse)10 minutes per hour (5–10 minutes per hour)4£30/hour£20.00
(£10.00–20.00)
Curtis206
Equipment adjustment (band 5 nurse)4 minutes per adjustment (N/A)4£30/hour£8.00
(N/A)
Curtis206
Site check (band 5 nurse)5 minutes per check (N/A)4£30/hour£10.00
(N/A)
Curtis206
Total labour costs£77.46
(£45.46–77.46)
a

These values did not vary between base case and ‘worst case’ analyses.

These values did not vary between base case and ‘worst case’ analyses.

From: Appendix A, Cost-effectiveness of IVT versus ORT for children with dehydration

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