Table 1

Resource input categories for the economic evaluation, for operating theatre/surgical episode, for outpatients, and for laser clinics

Staffing, including “on costs” and grade allowances
Capital charges:an official shadow rent related to space in provider units
Overheads: lighting, heating, and administrative charges
Capital equipment: general and specific to the type of cataract procedure
Disposables and IOLs (for operating theatre/surgical episode only)
Drugs
Spectacles: costs to patients (for outpatients only)