Table 5

Results of base case, scenario and sensitivity analyses*
4LB (n = 215) SSB (n = 209) Differential cost Cost per QALY gained
Mean cost (95% CI) Mean cost (95% CI) Mean (95% CI)
Base case analysis 1570 (1448, 1870) 1150 (1014, 1297) 420 (235, 739 ) 46,667
Scenario analyses
Community care perspective 1497 (1371, 1760) 1034 (930, 1169) 463 (308, 748) 51,444
Healthcare payer perspective 1519 (1394, 1786) 1089 (968, 1216) 430 (2801, 749) 47,777
Sensitivity analyses
Unit price of a 4LB kit
Average ($29.55) 1567 (1442,1879) 1150 (1014, 1297 ) 417 (256, 753) 46,333
Low ($22.70) 1561 (1433, 1849 ) 1150 (1014, 1297 ) 410 (251, 742) 45,556
High ($39.10) 1576 (1459,1864) 1150 (1014, 1297 ) 426 (246, 754) 47,333
Highest prices of SSB systems 1570 (1448, 1870) 1169 (1035, 1315) 401 (240, 729) 44,556

Abbreviations: 4LB: four-layer bandage. SSB: short-stretch bandage. CI: confidence interval. Notes:*Only mean costs are displayed in Table 5; refer to Table 4 for mean QALYs. According to the societal perspective. Average costs of the 4LB kit from site-specific prices.

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