Table 1.

Reported Processes Used by Practice-Based Research Networks to Collect Expenditure Data

Data Collection Process*PBRNs Responding in the Affirmative (n)(n = 10)
What data sources did you use to complete your expenditure tables?
    Electronic medical records2
    Direct observation6
    Financial records7
    Office manager estimates10
    Clinician estimates8
    Personnel duty logs1
How did you determine the time it took for staff to deliver each step of your intervention?
    Clinical staff retrospectively estimated time8
    Clinical staff prospectively recorded time1
    Direct observation5
Who completed your data expenditure tables?
    PBRN research staff10
    Practice staff4
  • * PBRNs used more than one data collection process.

  • PBRN, practice-based research network.