As a follow-up to the focus groups in-depth interviews will be conducted with eight members from each of the three stakeholder groups. The interviews will require one hour to complete. The total annualized burden is estimated to be 708 hours.
Exhibit 2 shows the annualized cost burden associated with the respondents' time to participate in the pilot test. The total annualized cost burden is estimated to be
Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours Form name Number of Number of Hours per Total respondents responses response burden per hours respondent Pilot Test of the Emergency Department Discharge Tool (EDT) EDT 1,200 1 20/60 400 One Month 1,200 1 10/60 200 Patient Follow-up Three Month 240 1 5/60 20 Patient Follow-up Post Pilot Test Focus Groups and Interviews EDT 16 1 2 32 Implementers Focus Group Patient Focus 8 1 2 16 Group Post-ED Care 8 1 2 16 Providers Focus Group EDT 8 1 1 8 Implementer Interview Patient 8 1 1 8 Interview Post-ED Care 8 1 1 8 Providers Interview Total 2,696 na na 708
Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden Form name Number of Total Average Total cost respondents burden hours hourly wage burden hours rate * Pilot Test of the Emergency Department Discharge Tool (EDT) EDT 1,200 400
$22.01*a $8,804One Month 1,200 200 22.01 *a 4,402 Patient Follow-up Three Month 240 20 22.01 *a 440 Patient Follow-up Post Pilot Test Focus Groups and Interviews EDT 16 32 27.42 *b 877 Implementers Focus Group Patient Focus 8 16 22.01 *a 352 Group Post-ED Care 8 16 45.36 *c 726 Providers Focus Group EDT 8 8 27.42 *b 219 Implementer Interview Patient 8 8 22.01 *a 176 Interview Post-ED Care 8 8 45.36 *c 363 Providers Interview Total 2,696 708 na 16,359 * National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2012, " U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics." *a --based on the mean wages for All Occupations (00-0000) *b --salary based upon average of: 2 nurses (29-1141), 2 case managers (29-1141), 2 social workers (21-1022), and 2 research assistants (19-4061) *c --salary based upon average of: 2 physicians (29-1060), 2 nurses (29-1141), 2 case managers (29-1141), 2 social workers (21-1022).
Request for Comments
In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act legislation, comments on AHRQ's information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research, quality improvement and information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record.
[FR Doc. 2013-20825 Filed 8-26-13;
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