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Table 4 Incremental costs of primary care interventions per hospitalisation averted and year of life saved

From: Better health outcomes at lower costs: the benefits of primary care utilisation for chronic disease management in remote Indigenous communities in Australia’s Northern Territory

  Medium level of primary care High level of primary care Average cost threshold
Per hospitalisation averted $134 - $404 $425 - $1168 $2915*
Per life year saved $853 - $1489 $2581 - $4252 $120000#
  1. Note: Medium level: 2-11 visits per year; High level: 12 visits per year or more; *Average cost per hospitalisation; #the average statistical value of a life year used.