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Table 2 Summary of hospital-tailored implementation strategy activities and costs to implement a short stay programme for breast cancer surgery

From: A detailed report of the resource use and costs associated with implementation of a short stay programme for breast cancer surgery

  Total Hospital 1 Hospital 2 Hospital 3 Hospital 4 Expert centre
Type of implementation costs Costs (€) n (hours) Costs (€) n (hours) Costs (€) n (hours) Costs (€) n (hours) Costs (€) n (hours) Costs (€)
Developmental costs
Expert meeting            
Expert meeting at the expert centre 1.307 N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A 8 1.307
Educational meeting            
Information provision to local project leaders 2.072 5 518 5 518 5 518 5 518 N.A N.A
Subtotal 3.379   518   518   518   518   1.307
Developmental costs/execution costs
Multidisciplinary meeting            
Plenary multidisciplinary team meetings 37.699 55.1 16.580 22.1 7.010 2 1.074 28.3 7.367 105 5.669
Small meetings (average 2.9 participants) 11.520 26.9 5.463 6.4 1.161 8.3 1.842 10.5 2.707 N.A N.A
Meetings to adapt the guideline to the local level 9.923 25.3 2.418 50.3 4.087 0 0 23.7 3.287 1 131
Communication and media            
Telephone conference 578 3.0 403 1.6 175 0 0 0 0 N.A N.A
E-mail conference 290 0.7 55 3.5 235 0 0 0 0 N.A N.A
Development of instruction leaflet 255 0.5 23 4.3 231 0 0 0 0 N.A N.A
Travel costs 7.143 N.A 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.A 7.023
Subtotal 60.265   25.063   12.899   2.916   13.360   12.823
Execution costs
Education            
Training staff at the expert centre 847 0 0 1 54 0 0 8 793 N.A N.A
Clinical lectures given by the breast nurse from the expert centre 11.464 40 6.314 7.5 2.321 1 508 9.0 2.320 1.8 347
Incentive            
Institution incentive 195 0.1 105 0 0 0 0 0.1 90 N.A N.A
Subtotal 12.507   6.419   2375   508   3.204   347
Total 83.293   32.000   15.792   3.942   17.082   14.477
  1. Gross salary per hour (excluding social charges and housing costs): junior nurse, secretary, admission planner: €27,–; breast nurse, home care nurse, member patient support group: €30,–; anaesthetic nurse, senior nurse, social worker: €31,–; nurse practitioner, team leader, ward manager, phD student: €35−; staff advisor: €44,–; ICT expert: €47,–; financial advisor, implementation expert, cost-effectiveness expert, statistician: €51,–; division manager: €60,–; surgeon, anesthesiologist, radiologist, nuclear specialist: €69,–; project leader: €79,–. Costs are expressed in 2013 Euros