Volume 52 | Number S2 | December 2017

Abstract List

Britney L. Johnson M.P.H., James Tesoriero Ph.D., Wenhui Feng M.P.P., Feng Qian, Erika G. Martin Ph.D.


To estimate the programmatic costs of partner services for , syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infection.

Study Setting

New York State and local health departments conducting partner services activities in 2014.

Study Design

A cost analysis estimated, from the state perspective, total program costs and cost per case assignment, patient interview, partner notification, and disease‐specific key performance indicator.

Data Collection

Data came from contracts, a time study of staff effort, and statewide surveillance systems.

Principal Findings

Disease‐specific costs per case assignment (mean: $580; range: $502–$1,111), patient interview ($703; $608–$1,609), partner notification ($1,169; $950–$1,936), and key performance indicator ($2,697; $1,666–$20,255) varied across diseases. Most costs (79 percent) were devoted to gonorrhea and chlamydial infection investigations.


Cost analysis complements cost‐effectiveness analysis in evaluating program performance and guiding improvements.