Table 5

Sensitivity analyses by treatment group

Manipulation of variables

Incremental cost versus

best care per person (€)

Cost utility ratio

(€/QALY)


Number of participants:

- 30% lower

58

439

- 30% higher*

47

356

- 50% lower or higher

41

311

- Distributed in 3 groups*

61

462

Including 5 h/week for assessment

61

462

Salary of technician:

- 30% lower

29

220

- 30% higher

54

409

Best scenario of salary,

participation and effectiveness†

27

94

Worst scenario of salary,

participation and effectiveness‡

115

871


* Requires 5 additional hours of the technician

†Salary 30% lower + Participation 30 persons per group + QALY differential at higher limit of 95% confidence interval + distributed in two groups

‡Salary 30% higher + Participation 30% lower + QALY differential at lower limit of 95% confidence interval + distributed in three groups.

Gusi et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:231   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-231

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