Table 1—

Cost estimates for resources used

Screening strategy
Cost categoriesOGTTFPGA1CCosts per unitSource (ref.)
Physician time3/4 visit for initial visit3/4 visit for initial visit; 1 visit for follow-up, if needed3/4 visit for initial visit; 1 visit for follow-up if needed$51.00/visit(19,21)
Secretary time1/12 h per visit1/12 h per visit1/12 h per visit$15.96/h(22)
Laboratory tests1 OGTT1 FPG; if positive, another FPG1 A1C; if positive, an FPGOGTT: $17.99 per test; FPG: $6.64 per test; A1C: $13.56 per test(20)
Mailings1 for initial visit1 for initial visit; 1 for follow-up, if needed1 for initial visit; 1 for follow-up, if needed$1.00/mailing(19)
Patient time3 1/4 h3/4 h; if positive, another 3/4 h3/4 h; if positive, another 3/4 h$16.24/h(22)