Cost effectiveness and strategic planning (WHO-CHOICE)

Assumptions on quantities of resources use

The following lists the estimated amount of resources consumed per full-time equivalent of persons working at the national or district level. The number reflects the amount used per year. For example, one full-time staff is assumed to use 2 reams of paper per year, and 8 square meters of office space. Utilities are consumed in the units listed below. Some quantities were estimated as a percentage of total costs.

Assumptions for Resource Use per person employed in intervention

Materials and Supplies
  • paper (reams): 2
  • diskette: 5
  • pencils: 12
  • pens: 12
  • rubbers: 12
  • envelope(s): 30
  • note books: 6
  • staplers: 1
  • staples (box of 500): 1
  • folders: 10
  • document trays: 1
  • black ink print catridge: 0.25
  • clips: 20
  • glue: 4
  • correction fluid: 4
  • reading lamps: 1
  • postage stamps: 50
  • file pockets: 50
  • calculator: 1
Equipment
  • Computer: 0.5
  • Printer: 0.25
  • Photocopier: 0.125
  • Telephone: 0.5
  • Voltage stabiliser: 0.125
  • Standby generator: 0.125
  • Vacuum Cleaner: 1
  • Fax: 0.125
Maintenance
  • Vehicles (service per km): 10000
  • Motorcycle/Moped (service per km): 5000
  • Building: 5% of annual costs
  • Computer: 5% of annual costs
  • Printer: 5% of annual costs
  • Photocopier: 5% of annual costs
  • Voltage Stabiliser: 5% of annual costs
  • TV and VCR: 5% of annual costs
  • Temperature monitoring: 5% of annual costs
  • Freezers: 5% of annual costs
  • Refrigerators: 5% of annual costs
  • Cold Room: 5% of annual costs
  • Cold Boxes: 5% of annual costs
  • Standby Generator: 5% of annual costs
  • Vacuum Cleaner: 5% of annual costs
Office space (square meters)
  • per person FTE: 8
Utilities
  • Electricity (64 KW per 3 people per month): 21.3
  • 10 m3 per 3 people per month): 3.3
  • Telephone (2 calls per person per day): 2
Variable
  • Typerwriter: 1 (included for AFRO D. AFRO E, AMRO D, SEARO D)
  • Air Conditioner: 0.125 (included for all regions)
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For more details on methods see:

Programme costs in the economic evaluation of health interventions
Johns B, Baltussen R, Hutubessy R (2003)