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Table 2 Cost data collection domains

From: Comparative effectiveness of post-discharge interventions for hospitalized smokers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Resource Description Source of resource use data Source of cost data
Tobacco counselor time – pre-discharge Initial assessment (Counselor chart review and meeting with the patient to determine a quit plan), medication recommendations, and counseling Study records Human resources data
Tobacco counselor time – post-discharge Medication and cessation support, time spent trying to reach subjects Study records, survey responses Human resources data, published reports and datasets
IVR service Automated telephone outreach to smokers. Study records Study records
Smoking cessation medications FDA-approved smoking cessation medications provided to patients at discharge from the hospital and subsequent refills (includes mailing costs) Study records Hospital billing data
  Smoking cessation medications obtained by patients after discharge Survey responses Red Book 2010[48]