Table 4

Intervention cost (2018 PPP-adjusted US$)

DescriptionQuantityUnit costTotal
Wound cards10 sets55550
Wound swab500 pieces1.28640
Laboratory analysis of wound swabFour instalments960/instalment3480
Airtime for post-discharge surveillanceSix set160960
Per diem for SSI surveillance*4 months1280 /month5120
Grand total10 750
Cost per patient of the intervention18.47
  • *Comprises four interns and four nurses (matron-in-charge on each of the four surgical floors).

  • PPP, Purchasing Power Parity; SSI, surgical site infection.