Table 2

Values of a QALY via calculations from survey research

Using 12-month (mean) WTP value and (mean) standard QALY index:


CONDITION

CALCULATION

VALUE OF QALY


1. Mean WTP to avoid 12-month S = £1870

Stomach

2. Average QALY benefit = 0.104

£17,980

Divide 1. by 2.


1. Mean WTP to avoid 12-month H = £3250

Head

2. Average QALY benefit = 0.144

£22,570

Divide 1. by 2.


Using 3-month (mean) WTP value and (mean) standard QALY index:


CONDITION

CALCULATION

VALUE OF QALY


1. Mean WTP to avoid 3-month S = £810

Stomach

2. Average QALY benefit = 0.026

£31,150

Divide 1. by 2.


1. Mean WTP to avoid 3-month H = £1495

Head

2. Average QALY benefit = 0.036

£41,530

Divide 1. by 2.


Using 12-month (median) WTP value and (median) standard QALY index:


CONDITION

CALCULATION

VALUE OF QALY


1. Median WTP to avoid 12-month S = £500

Stomach

2. Median QALY benefit = 0.025

£20,000

Divide 1. by 2.


1. Median WTP avoid 12-month H = £1000

Head

2. Median QALY benefit = 0.025

£40,000

Divide 1. by 2.


Donaldson et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-8

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