TABLE 3

Comparison of Time and Cost per Injection in Practices Participating in 2001 and Practices Participating in 2007

CategoryTime per Injection, minCost per Injection, $a
2007 (10 Practices)2001 (4 Practices)20072001
Nursing3.874.231.711.83
Billing5.235.492.671.99
Nonroutineb3.780.571.640.43
Registry2.113.460.961.14
Physician2.622.754.054.04
Total for personnel17.6116.511.039.44
Supplies0.360.47
Waste disposal0.12c
Total per injection11.519.90
  • a Costs are expressed in 2007 dollars.

  • b Nonroutine activities primarily include performing vaccine inventory and ordering, providing vaccination records to requesters, and answering parent telephone questions about vaccinations.

  • c Not measured in 2001.