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Table 1 Examples of classification of activities to cost type

From: Costs and difficulties of recruiting patients to provide e-health support: pilot study in one primary care trust

Research Fixed Creating study spreadsheet, writing interim report, preparing for meeting, meeting with research team, ethical approval, project website etc.
  Per practice Writing up practice notes on contacts and current status, writing up practice visit notes, etc.
Service Fixed Designing and having advertising materials printed, arranging and attending meeting with practice nursing group.
  Per practice Phone calls and emails to practices, personalising letters to be sent to practices, delivering leaflets to practices, visits to practices to explain recruitment, maintaining record of practice status.