TABLE 6

Costs of contact investigations performed by the Public Health Office

Costs
Costs of chest X-ray procedure performed in a public health institution€73.07
Laboratory costs of performing the QuantiFERON-TB Gold in Tube test (QFT) on behalf of the Public Health Office€35.00
Costs of performing the QFT by Public Health Office€11.02
Costs of counselling a test positive contact on PT€26.75
Costs of informing a pulmonologist before starting PT (weighted with the absolute number of contacts)€0.43
Administrative costs of sending children <5 yrs to contact investigations in instructed hospitals or surgeries per child€31.90
Screening costs per child <5 yrs in instructed hospitals or paediatric practices, no LTBI€69.36
Screening costs per child <5 yrs in instructed hospitals or surgeries, LTBI€84.37
Weighted screening costs per child <5 yrs (10.9% TST positive), administrative costs excluded€71.03
Weighted screening costs per child <5 yrs, administrative costs included€102.93