Determining the Unit Cost of Services: A Guide for Estimating the Cost of Services Funded by the Ryan White CARE Act of 1990

HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

Guide developed in 1992 to help Ryan White CARE Act agencies estimate the average unit cost of services.

Step process is outlined as:

  • Step One - Define the Units of Service
  • Step Two - Determine the Number of Units
  • Step Three - Determine the Direct and Indirect Costs
  • Step Four - Determine the Full Cost of Service
  • Step Five -  Calculate the Average Unit Cost

Additional sections:

  • Special Issues Related to Unit Cost Analysis
  • Case Studies and Key Lessons
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography

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