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Table 2 Time and variable costs for practice-based survey data collection

From: Using the CollaboraKTion framework to report on primary care practice recruitment and data collection: costs and successes in a cross-sectional practice-based survey in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, Canada

  BC ON NS All sites
Number of practices 22 26 39 87
Mean number of data collection days per practice (SD) 2.32 (1.86) 3.50 (1.50) 4.95 (2.89) 3.89 (2.43)
Honoraria for practices/providers $5500 $13,000 $9750 $28,250
Tokens of appreciation for staff and patients $5240 $0 $5645 $10,885
Physician peer recruiters $5916 $3360 $2145 $11,421
Community engagement for implementation $7886 $3805 $3641 $15,332
Survey administrators for patient survey implementation $14,894 $25,938 $37,441 $78,273
Total $39,436 $46,103 $58,622 $144,161
Average costs per practice $1793 $1773 $1503 $1657
  1. The cost of Survey Administrators includes travel time and mileage ($25 CAD/hour, $0.40 CAD/km), time spent in practice, meals, and accommodation. Cost of community engagement includes honoraria for committee participants, meeting costs, travel for external presentations, and bringing decision makers to full team face-to-face meetings