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Table 1 Summary of five cost analysis studies

From: Systematic review of cost and cost-effectiveness of different TB-screening strategies

  Study period Country Study population Outcome Strategies Results
Wrighton-Smith et al. [15] 1 year Switzerland 1000 contacts Direct cost TST-only
T-SPOT.TB-only
TST +T-SPOT.TB
€ 673,245
€ 387,135
€ 342,563
Fox et al. [16] Not assessed Israel 100 HCWs Costs for screening and treatment TST-only
QFT-only
TST+QFT
€ 8,127
€ 7,280
€ 4,827
Diel et al. [17] 2 years Germany Close contacts Costs TST-only
QFT-only
TST+QFT
TST+QFT in BCG-vaccinated
€ 91.06
€ 61.29
€ 52.05
€ 55.45
Hardy et al. [18] Not assessed UK Immigrants Total costs/LTBI identified QFT-only
TST+QFT
₤ 93.16
₤ 160.81
Diel et al. [19] 2 years Germany Close contacts Costs TST
QFT
TST+QFT
€ 232.58
€ 215.79
€ 227.89