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Table 5 Cost associated to BFHI accreditation (in Australian Dollar)

From: Social value of maintaining baby-friendly hospital initiative accreditation in Australia: case study

Ten Steps Category Amount    Per year Per 3 year
  BFHI Application fee $ 9380.00 every 3 year   $ 3126.67 $ 9380.00
  Lunch for the assessor $ 150.00    $ 50.00 $ 150.00
Step 1b Policy revision $ 52.00 per hour   $ 26.00 $ 78.00
Policy communication to parents (printing and laminating cost) $ 9.19 per pc Commercial price based on Officeworks $ 30.63 $ 91.90
Step 1c BFHI Monitoring system $ 31.00 per hour 1–2 h/every 6 months [104] $ 124.00 $ 372.00
Step 2 Staff training group 1 $ 66.00 per person 100 staffs $ 2200.00 $ 6600.00
Printing cost for supervised clinical practice record book $ 2.88 per booklet Commercial price based on Officeworks $ 96.00 $ 288.00
Step 3 Educator fee for antenatal class $ 31.00 per hour level 2 staff; 2 h duration each class $ 744.00 $ 2232.00
Printing cost for educational material (fact sheets) $ 0.69 per side Commercial price based on Officeworks $ 1380.00 $ 4140.00
Step 5 Nipple shield $ 28.00 each Commercial price based on Chemist Warehouse $ 1400.00 $ 4200.00
Pill-cups for cupfeeding $ 1.00 each Commercial price based on Medela $ 50.00 $ 150.00
Hospital grade breastpump $ 244.59 each Commercial price based on Nursing Angel $ 81.53 $ 244.59
Step 6 Sucrose 24% $ 55.00 each Data from interview $ 13,750.00 $ 41,250.00
Formula NAN Pro 1 Gold $ 16.00 per tin Data from interview $ 240.00 $ 720.00
Formula Pre NAN LBW RTF $ 48.00 per tin Data from interview $ 720.00 $ 2160.00
1 ml and 2 ml syringe $ 1.00 each Data from interview $ 150.00 $ 450.00
medicine cups $ 1.00 each Data from interview $ 75.00 $ 225.00
Step 7 Rotary cottage (parents’ accommodation) $ 40.00 per night paid by the patients   
Rooming-in room $ 362.00 (public patient) per night paid by the patients   
$ 660.00 (private patient) per night paid by the patients   
Recliner for accompanying father in special care nursery $ 478.00 each Commercial price based on Amart furniture $ 159.33 $ 478.00
Step 8 Early feeding cues poster $ 9.19 per pc Commercial price based on Officeworks $ 30.63 $ 91.90
Step 9 Counsel on the risk and use of pacifier and teat bottle    integrated with Step 3   
Step 10 Home visit $ 31.00 per hour Level 1 or 2 $ 62,000.00 $ 186,000.00
     Grand Total $ 86,433.80 $ 259,301.39