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Table 3 Parameters used to populate the economic model and distributions for uncertainty analysis

From: Cost utility of a pharmacist-led minor ailment service compared with usual pharmacist care

Health resource Mean model value Std. error Minimum Maximuma Source Parametric distribution (PSA)
Costs
 Pharmacist rate (per hour) $29.37 $2.52 $24.04 $34.30 Australian Government Fair Work Ombudsman 2018 [40] Gamma
 Time to deliver MAS (minutes per patient) 10.88 0.18 10.52 11.23 cRCT data [29] Normal
 Time to deliver UC (minutes per patient) 3.29 0.21 2.88 3.71 cRCT data [29] Normal
 Trainings with MAS (number per year) 1 0.51 0 2 cRCT data [29] Normal
 Facilitator rate with MAS (per hour) $46.28 $4.72 $37.02 $55.54 University of Technology Sydney award level HEW5 Step 1; cRCT data [29] Gamma
 Facilitator visits with MAS (per month) 1 0.51 0 2 cRCT data [29] Normal
 Average training, facilitation and technology cost with MAS (per patient) $0.07 $0.02 $0.00 $0.11 Purchase invoices; cRCT data [29] Gamma
 Average nonprescription medicine price with MAS (per patient) $10.62 $0.22 $10.20 $11.05 Amcal, Chemist Warehouse, Priceline 2019 data; cRCT data [29] Gamma
 Average nonprescription medicine price with UC (per patient) $9.76 $0.20 $9.39 $10.14 Gamma
 Average cost of medicines at reconsult (per patient) $9.79 $0.94 $7.94 $11.64 PBS 2019; Amcal, Chemist Warehouse, Priceline 2019 data; cRCT data [29] Gamma
 General practitioner fee (per consult) $44.07 $6.74 $30.85 $57.29 MBS 2019 [46] Gamma
Probabilities
 Symptom resolution (MAS) 0.75 0.02 0.73 0.77 cRCT data [29] Beta
 Appropriate pharmacist care (MAS) 0.87 0.01 0.85 0.88 cRCT data [29] Beta
 Symptom resolution (UC) 0.74 0.02 0.65 0.69 cRCT data [29] Beta
 Appropriate pharmacist care (UC) 0.68 0.02 0.71 0.76 cRCT data [29] Beta
Utilities
 Symptom resolution 0.91 0.02 0.88 0.94 Refer to Watson study [25] Beta
 No symptom resolution 0.77 0.02 0.73 0.81 Beta
  1. HEW higher education worker, MAS minor ailment service, MBS Medicare Benefits Schedule, PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, PSA probabilistic sensitivity analysis, UC usual pharmacist care
  2. aLower and upper bound values represent 95% confidence interval; or upper and lower range from trial data