|Summary results of cost effectiveness of 3 smoking cessation interventions|
|Compared to “no intervention”||Effectiveness||Duration of intervention||Incremental cost||Incremental QALYs (*)||ICER (**)|
|Brief Intervention (BA)||3%||3 minutes of GP time||- £12||0.01||Dom (***)|
|BA + self help material + NRT (****) + specialist clinic||15%||4 mins GP time + self help material + NRT + clinic costs||- £115||0.15||Dom|
|Nicotine patch + pharmacist + behavioural programme||35%||NRT for 5 weeks + 5 pharmacist consultations + 5 behavioural clinic visits||- £222||0.30||Dom|
Source: adapted from .
(*) QALY = Quality Adjusted Life Year: a measure capturing both length of life and health state preference adjusted quality of life.
(**) ICER = Incremental Cost Effectiveness Ratio: shows the extra cost of producing one extra QALY for this intervention as compared with no intervention.
(***) Dom = Dominant: A dominant result occurs when the net cost of the intervention is both lower than that of the comparator (in this case no intervention) and also produces more output (QALYs). A dominant result is unambiguously more cost effective.
(****) Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Cohen et al.
Cohen et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:390 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-390