Table 2

Potential value of selected prevention services provided by The Family Van.

Recommended interventions [8]

Actual number of services provided

Total number of QALYS saved

Estimated value of QALYS saved* ($)


Hypertension screening and treatment

1,693

152

10,640,000


Vision screening

123

3

210,000


Cholesterol screening and treatment

616

55

385,000


Obesity screening

949

27

1,890.000


Depression screening

110

10

700,000


Diabetes screening

1039

4

280,000


Diet counseling

796

3

210,000


Total annual value of life years saved

5,326

254

17,780,000


Visits are distributed by risk for initial visits only (42% of total). More than one service may have been provided at each visit. *Value of statistical life year, $70,000 [10].

QALYS = quality adjusted life years saved.

Oriol et al. BMC Medicine 2009 7:27   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-7-27

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