TABLE 4

Comparison of Time and Cost per Injection for Immunization Activities in 2001 and 2007 for 4 Practices Included in Both 2001 and 2007 Surveys

CategoryTime per Injection, minCost per Injection, $a
2007200120072001
Nursing2.464.231.121.83
Billing4.915.492.801.99
Nonroutineb3.360.571.560.43
Registry1.433.460.751.14
Physician2.352.753.564.04
Total for personnel14.5116.59.799.44
Supplies0.480.47
Waste disposal0.12c
Total per injection10.399.90
  • 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.