Table 7

Semiannual intervention costs and cost per QALY for web deployment by efficacy scenarios
Low utilization (540 users) High utilization (1,620 users)
Cost Minimally Slightly Moderately Highly Minimally Slightly Moderately Highly
Increase in medication costs $15,305 $18,367 $61,222 $107,138 $45,916 $55,100 $183,655 $321,414
Decrease in IP/OP/Other treatment costs $121,790 $130,989 $305,721 $594,848 $365,371 $392,698 $917,163 $1,784,543
Loss of salary and wages from participation $18,202 $18,202 $18,202 $18,202 $54,607 $54,607 $54,607 $54,607
Increase in salaries and wages resulting from return to work $20,644 $24,722 $82,575 $144,506 $61,931 $74,317 $247,725 $433,518
Net cost of intervention (including development and deployment) $215,703 $205,526 $15,757 ($289,385)a $13,138 (17,393) ($586,699) ($1,502,124)
Cost per user $399 $381 $29 ($536) $8 ($11) ($362) ($927)
Cost per QALY $57,064 $54,372 $4,169 ($76,557) $1,159 ($1,534) ($51,737) ($132,462)

aNumeric values in parentheses indicate negative values, i.e., net cost savings for the intervention.

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Ownby et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:29   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-13-29

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