Table 2

Adjusted1differences in costs and outcomes and incremental cost-effectiveness ratios
GET vs BUC COUN vs BUC GET vs COUN
Difference (95%CI) p Difference (95%CI) p Difference (95%CI) p
Costs differences 261(141 to 382) <0.001 423 (288 to 559) <0.001 −202 (−362 to −43) 0.013
Chalder improvements differences 1.1 (−2.3 to 4.4) 0.530 −0.1 (−3.1 to 2.9) 0.969 0.7 (2.6 to −4.0) 0.663
ICER per CSI 987 COUN dominated strategy COUN dominated strategy

GET = graded exercise therapy, BUC = booklet plus usual care, COUN = counselling, ICER = incremental cost-effectiveness ratio, CSI = clinically significant improvement.

1. adjusted by the following baseline characteristics: gender, age, whether the patient lived alone, whether the patient had dependants, symptom level, level of depression, level of anxiety, level of social functioning, baseline fatigue score, number of months since chronic fatigue began, and baseline health care cost.

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Sabes-Figuera et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:264   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-264

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