PLACEHOLDER (old- minimal revision to date)

  1. Results can be displayed in either an extended format and or as a data visualization. If the “extended format” option is chosen, the grid will display the detailed results from all studies.
  2. To filter for specific characteristics, select from the "Key characteristic selection" drop-down menus; note that multiple options within a characteristic can be selected (e.g., both “HIV” and “TB” can be displayed). To return to displaying all of the results, click on the "Restore All" button.
    • IMPORTANT: When a study disaggregates unit cost data by one of the key characteristics (e.g., for Botswana and Uganda), there will be multiple entries in the UCSR.
  3. Results available for the selected characteristics will be displayed in alphabetical order by “Intervention.” You may sort the results in alphabetical order by another characteristic (such as "Country") by clicking on the column heading for that characteristic. Once results are displayed, the key characteristics highlighted in blue can be clicked on to see additional information (Intervention, Economic unit cost, Financial unit cost, and Calculation notes).
    • IMPORTANT: The intervention description under “Intervention Detail” is drawn from the author’s description, and has not been standardized by the GHCC. Studies with the same intervention name may include different components, e.g., one male circumcision study may include pre-procedure counseling, HIV testing, condoms, and two post-procedure visits, while another study may not provide condoms and may have only one post-procedure visit. Therefore, users of the UCSR must look carefully at the intervention and costing methodology descriptions, as well as characteristics such as the geography and delivery mode, to compare unit cost results for the same category of intervention.
  4. IMPORTANT: The grid is limited by the size constraints of the page to showing only the "Intervention type", "Intervention", "Target group", "Country", "Perspective”, "Cost Data Years", "Unit of Measurement", "Economic unit cost", "Financial unit cost", "Calculation notes", “Geography”, Delivery mode”, “Sector”, and "Quality score/Review link". However, more information is available for each study; click on the symbol in the far right-hand column labeled "More Info" to access the following tabs (and once again to close them):
    • Intervention detail: Intervention duration, Setting, Geographic scope, Population served, Study abstract results, and Study limitations.
    • Country information: HIV prevalence (from the author, at the time of the study), Other (from the author, issues in the country that affect the costing).
    • Economic unit cost breakdown: Economic unit cost (reported currency), Economic unit cost (2011 US$), Economic unit cost range (reported currency), Economic unit cost range (2011 US$), Economic personnel cost (reported currency), Economic recurrent goods cost (reported currency), Economic other recurrent goods cost (reported currency), Economic capital good cost (reported currency), Economic personnel cost (2011 US$), Economic recurrent goods cost (2011 US$), Economic other recurrent goods cost (2011 US$), Economic capital good cost (2011 US$).
    • Financial unit cost breakdown: Financial unit cost (reported currency), Financial unit cost (2011 US$), Financial unit cost range (reported currency), Financial unit cost range (2011 US$), Financial personnel cost (reported currency), Financial recurrent goods cost (reported currency), Financial other recurrent goods cost (reported currency), Financial capital good cost (original currency), Financial personnel cost (2011 US$), Financial recurrent goods cost (2011 US$), Financial other recurrent goods cost (2011 US$), Financial capital good cost (2011 US$).
    • Calculation notes
    • Further unit cost detail: Further unit cost detail, Economic cost reported currency, Financial unit cost reported currency, Author currency conversion, Cost perspective, Items included in unit costs, and Cost breakdown by percentage.
    • Emerging topics: Incremental costs (reported currency), Incremental costs (2011 US$), User fees (reported currency), User fees (2011 US$), Items included in user fee and Efficiency of scale.
    • Publication information: Author, Title, Publication Information, Study link, and Correspondence.
  5. A quality review score is provided in the “Quality score/review link” column for each of the prevention interventions. The score gives a measure of the extent to which the author has provided sufficient detail for the user to fully understand, and have confidence in, the published unit cost. Each study was scored on a scale of 0 to 80; studies are considered “poor quality” with scores of 0-24, ”fair quality” with scores of 25-34, “good quality” with scores of 35-49 and “excellent quality” with scores above 50 points. The quality reviews can be downloaded in Excel format by clicking on the score listed in “Quality score/review link” column.
  6. Please note, financial costs reflect financial outlays for goods and services needed to carry out a public health or medical intervention (in the context of global health), and as such are similar to expenditures. However, in contrast to expenditure data, financial costs do amortize capital expenditures over time. In addition, financial costs are usually measured for the entire good or service, rather than reflect a particular agent’s financial outlays. In contrast, economic costs reflect the full value of all resources utilized producing a good or service. Economic costs are sometimes referred to as “opportunity costs” since they represent resources actually consumed, thus preventing the opportunity to devote those resources to another purpose.
  7. You can export a copy of the data displayed by clicking the "Excel" button in the right hand corner. When the data are ready for download, you will be prompted to provide a name and location for the file; a copy will be saved on your computer. After the Excel file is downloaded, to make the file easier to read, in Excel you will need to highlight all rows, right click, and select “set row height”. Enter “20”, or a larger size if you prefer.