Table 4

Costs of developing and introducing the implementation of CBT for CFS divided in fixed and variable costs.

Volume

Calculated costs value per volume

Costs


Personnel costs

Fixed

Therapists

647 hours

€ 55.50/hour

€ 35.909

Management

312 hours

€ 73.17/hour

€ 22.829

Others

793 hours

€ 35.87/hour

€ 28.444

Total fixed

€ 87.182

Variable

Therapists

460 hours

€ 55.50/hour

€ 25.530

Management

20 hours

€ 73.17/hour

€ 1.463

Supervisor

266 hours

€ 62.52/hour

€ 16.625

Others

6 hours

€ 35.87/hour

€ 215

Total variable

€ 43.833

TOTAL personnel costs

€ 131.015

Material costs

Fixed

Building use

10% of personal costs

€ 8.718

PR activities

2000 information letters and brochures

€ 1.705

Total fixed

€ 10.423

Variable

Building use

10% of personal costs

€ 4383

PR activities

2500 information letters and brochures

€ 1.983

Total variable

€ 6.366

TOTAL material costs

€ 16.789

Traveling costs

Fixed

Therapists

3605 km

€ 0.18/km

€ 649

Management

3328 km

€ 0.18/km

€ 599

Others

1411 km

€ 0.18/km

€ 254

Total fixed

€ 1.502

Variable

Supervisor

5300 km

€ 0.18/km

€ 954

Therapists

1275 km

€ 0.18/km

€ 230

Management

40 km

€ 0.18/km

€ 7

Total variable

€ 1.191

TOTAL traveling costs

€ 2.693

TOTAL fixed costs

€ 90.675

TOTAL variable costs

€ 59.300

TOTAL 'developing and introducing' costs

€ 149.975


All volumes were valued in terms of Dutch integral cost prices at the price level of 2004 (Oostenbrink et al., 2004).

Scheeres et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:175   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-175

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