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Table 3 Cost minimisation analysis

From: The effectiveness of generic emails versus a remote knowledge broker to integrate mood management into a smoking cessation programme in team-based primary care: a cluster randomised trial

  Generic email arma (A) Tailored rKB armb (B) Both arms (C) Generic email arm total (A) + (C) Tailored rKB arm total (B) + (C) Difference [(B) + (C)] − [(A) + (C)]
Intervention costsc 10,611.17 11,839.81d 25,744.25e 36,355.42 37,584.06 1228.65
Literature review and intervention preparation costs 5779.33 5779.33 5779.33 0
Suicidal ideation protocol costs 3953.87 3953.87 3953.87 0
Total costs 10,611.17 11,839.81 35,477.45 46,088.62 47,317.26 1228.65
  1. aParticipants in the generic email arm received monthly messages (related to smoking and depression) exclusively via email
  2. bParticipants in the rKB arm received personalised support through phone and email-based check-ins
  3. cIntervention costs for the generic email arm included costs with the preparation of resources, communicating with FHTs and training research staff and students; Intervention costs for the tailored rKB arm included training the rKB, preparing study instruments, communicating with HCPs of each clinic and preparing FHT-specific data to share with HCPs
  4. dThis value includes delivery-related costs (not intervention costs) of the tailored remote knowledge broker arm (11,819.81) and the cost of telecommunications (emails, phone calls) (20.00)
  5. eThis value includes the cost of delivering both arms (22,167.25), the cost of running two webinars (1650.00) and the cost of mailing materials to participating Family Health Teams (1927.00)