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Table 1 Costing practice facilitation using the time-driven activity-based costing method

From: A pragmatic method for costing implementation strategies using time-driven activity-based costing

Implementation strategyActionsTemporalityActorsAction frequencyAction unit duration (hours)Total time spent on action (hours)Actor wage rate ($)Total cost ($)
IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIX
Initial work for site readinessMeet with partners in personPre-implementation, weekly for 3 months (i.e., 12 times)
Action start and end date
1 general practice facilitator12224501200
1 site administrator12224451080
3 clinicians12272553960
Travel time to in-person meetings with partnersPre-implementation, weekly for 3 months
Action start and end date
1 general practice facilitator1211250600
Communicate with partners via phonePre-implementation, weekly for 3 months
Action start and end date
1 general practice facilitator240.51250600
1 site administrator240.51245540
Communicate with partners via emailPre-implementation, weekly for 3 months
Action start and end date
1 general practice facilitator600.251550750
1 site administrator600.251545675
Initial training of partnersMeet with partners in person to deliver the training workshopPre-implementation, 2 full days
Action start and end date
1 practice facilitator281650800
1 site administrator281645720
3 clinicians2848552640
Monitor training workshop via videoconferencingPre-implementation, 2 full days
Action start and end date
1 expert consultant2816651040
Ongoing administrative supportMeet with partners via videoconferencing for administrative issuesImplementation, biweekly for 12 months
Action start and end date
1 practice facilitator24124501200
1 site administrator24124451080
Consult partner as needed by phoneSustainment, for 6 months
Action start and end date
1 practice facilitator120.5650300
1 site administrator120.5645270
Remote consultationObserve EBP delivery sessions and provide feedback via videoconferencingWeekly first month of implementation, biweekly 2–4 months, monthly 5–8 months, bi-monthly 9–12 months
Action start and end date
1 expert consultant16116651040
3 clinicians16148552640
Give ongoing clinical training via video conferencingDuring implementation, as needed
Action start and end date
1 expert consultant1011065650
1 clinician at a given time1011055550
Consult clinicians in scheduled group consultation sessions by phoneImplementation, biweekly for 12 months
Action start and end date
1 expert consultant24124651560
3 clinicians24172553960
Consult clinicians individually as needed by phoneDuring implementation, for 12 months
Action start and end date
1 expert consultant480.524651560
1 clinician at a given time480.524551320
Fidelity reviewWatch recorded EBP delivery sessions and fill out fidelity assessment formsDuring implementation, monthly
Action start and end date
1 expert consultant36136652340
  Sustainment, 6 months, bi-monthly
Action start and end date
2 expert consultants91965585
Column definitions are given in the Appendix 1Personnel time costs33,660
Non-personnel costs 
Travel360
Training materials250
Assessment and evaluation materials1500
Recording equipment1000
Office supplies600
Software for case management2000
Total implementation costs39,370