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Table 1 Actual telepaediatric service costs and potential costs if patients travelled to Brisbane

From: The costs and potential savings of a novel telepaediatric service in Queensland

Expenditure Telepaediatrics (A$) Conventional outpatients (A$)
FIXED COSTS   
Equipment (5-year total annuatized cost) 128,191 0
ISDN installation 2655 0
ISDN line rental 32,400 0
Coordinators salaries 475,000 0
Sub total 638,246 0
VARIABLE COSTS   
Telecommunications ISDN Line charges 65,400 0
Staff salaries:   
RCH Consultants ($200 per h) 109,000 109,000
RCH Nursing/Allied Health ($50 per h) 27,250 27,250
RCH Admin Support ($30 per h) 0 16,350
Regional presenter ($150 per h) 81,750 0
Regional admin support ($30 per h) 16,350 0
Patient travel subsidy scheme:   
Travel 0 1,391,670
Accommodation 0 8,994
Project costs 18,000 0
Sub total 317,750 1,553,264
Total cost 955,996 1,553,264