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Table 5 Costs of the intervention

From: An implementation-focused process evaluation of an incentive intervention effectiveness trial in substance use disorders clinics at two Veterans Health Administration medical centers

Expense item Cost (Mean)
Incentive Vouchers $103.07
Rapid Urine Test Cups $60.90
($5.25/cup × 11.6a)
Breathalyzer Mouthpieces $2.78
($0.24 × 11.6)
Staff Costs LPNb = $102.72
(16 appointments × 15 minutes each) BAc = $125.60
  LCSWd = $152.00
Total Cost per Patient $266.93 - $316.21
  1. a11.6 = mean number of intervention appointments attended.
  2. bLicensed Practical Nurse: $41,101 base + 30% fringe.
  3. cBachelor’s level research assistant: $50,275 base + 30% fringe.
  4. dLicensed Clinical Social Worker: $60,827 base + 30% fringe.