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Table 5 Sensitivity analysis on scenario A patient characteristics

From: An economic evaluation of adaptive e-learning devices to promote weight loss via dietary change for people with obesity

Parameter CC e-LD  
  Costs (£) QALYs Costs (£) QALYs ICER (£)
Doubling the time to a 0.1 BMI increase after treatment stops 4,545 12.972 5,302 12.978 122,125
£0 initial cost for e-learning devices 4,903 12.475 4,845 12.483 Dom
Lindstrom T2D risk equation[32] 4,248 12.812 5,608 12.818 124,813
Starting age of 30 years 5,065 17.976 5,820 17.986 74,151
Starting age of 60 years 4,577 9.749 5,347 9.754 118,741
Using estimate of relative treatment effect from Turnin (N ~ −0.6, 0.71)[44] 4,999 12.802 5,704 12.837 20,053
Doubling all T2D related costs 6,819 12.416 7,561 12.435 83,306
Doubling all CVD related costs 7,704 12.507 8,458 12.513 100,480
Doubling the cost of CC 5,115 12.482 5,706 12.488 86,323
0% discount rate for health benefits 4,943 19.325 5,699 19.338 58,869
Halving the attrition rate for both treatments 4,871 12.799 5,662 17.897 84,483
Treatment for 24 months 5,600 12.806 5,719 12.817 64,487
  1. Dom, e-learning is ‘dominant’; *59% probability e-LD is cost-effective at £30,000 per additional QALY; CC, conventional care; e-LDs; e-learning devices.