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Table 5 Input variables and cost estimates for inappropriate manoeuvres (1999 dollars)

From: Cost savings associated with improving appropriate and reducing inappropriate preventive care: cost-consequences analysis

Variable Value and Rangea Source
D Manoeuvres   
Blood Glucose Screening   
Difference in eligible patients not screened 4709 (2329,7089) (36)
Specificity of blood glucose test 89% (3)
Cost of fasting glucose test $10.34 (57)
Cost of glucose tolerance test $23.26 (57)
Cost of HgA1c $19.12 (57)
PSA Testing   
Difference in eligible patients not screened 95 (-932, 1122) (36)
Cost of PSA Test $25 (57)
Specificity of PSA test 40% (3)
Cost of Biopsy* $232.83 (58)
Mammography 40 to 49   
Difference in eligible patients not screened 295 (-296, 887) (36)
Cost of mammogram $76.54 (57)
Incidence of breast cancer .001616 (42)
Specificity of mammogram 96.5% (3)
Cost of Biopsy $2,164 (42)
Chest X-Ray   
Difference in eligible patients not screened 276 (-271, 822) (36)
Cost of chest x-ray $233 (40)
Urine Proteinuria Screening   
Difference in eligible patients not screened 9947 (7934,11961) (36)
Specificity of urine dipstick test 95% (3)
Cost of Urine culture and urinalysis $27.18 (57)
  1. a 95% Confidence Intervals
  2. *Includes intracavitary ultrasonography, ultrasound guidance of biopsy and needle biopsy of the prostate