Table 1

Examples of classification of activities to cost type

Research

Fixed

Creating study spreadsheet, writing interim report, preparing for meeting, meeting with research team, ethical approval, project website etc.


Per practice

Writing up practice notes on contacts and current status, writing up practice visit notes, etc.


Service

Fixed

Designing and having advertising materials printed, arranging and attending meeting with practice nursing group.


Per practice

Phone calls and emails to practices, personalising letters to be sent to practices, delivering leaflets to practices, visits to practices to explain recruitment, maintaining record of practice status.


Jones et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:25   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-25

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