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Table 4 Cost per QALY gained with increased population catheterization rate compared to the current catheterization rate, overall and by subgroup

From: Economic evaluation of increasing population rates of cardiac catheterization

Strategy Incremental Costs per catheterization($) Incremental Effectiveness per catheterization
(QALY)
Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio
($ per QALY)
Overall 5,270 0.203 26,470
ACS subgroup - Yusuf RR 5,329 0.226 23,559
   Males 6,047 0.245 24,725
   Females 3,801 0.187 20,320
   Age < 65 4,733 0.192 24,680
   Age 65-75 6,939 0.244 28,495
   Age > 75 4,976 0.301 16,538
ACS subgroup - FRISC-II RR 5,136 0.163 31,438
   Males 5,838 0.176 33,158
   Females 3,645 0.136 26,720
   Age < 65 4,622 0.147 31,466
   Age 65-75 6,645 0.169 39,405
   Age > 75 4,664 0.200 23,360
Non-ACS subgroup - Yusuf RR 5,219 0.163 32,107
   Males 5,686 0.193 29,465
   Females 4,228 0.100 43,167
   Age < 65 4,534 0.143 31,731
   Age 65-75 6,307 0.187 33,748
   Age > 75 5,976 0.204 29,286