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Table 4 Results of cost effectiveness analysis for the SHDGP Diabetes Program(a)

From: A cost effectiveness study of integrated care in health services delivery: a diabetes program in Australia

  Base case Lower bound Upper bound
Cost of SHDGP Diabetes Program per patient-year (Additional file 1) $196 $146 $196
Treatment cost savings per patient-year (Table 3) -$34 -$116 +$46
Net cost per patient-year $162 $30 $242
Discounted net cost per patient over 40 years(b) $2,919 $540 $4,360
Life-years saved (Table 2) 0.36 0.36 0.36
Increase in QALE (Table 2) 0.30 0.30 0.30
Cost per life-year saved $8,108 $1,502 $12,111
Cost per year increase in QALE $9,730 $1,802 $14,533
  1. Note: (a) All dollar values are expressed in Australian dollars, 2005 prices.
  2. (b) Assumes net cost per patient-year is the same each year for 40 years. Discount rate = 5% per annum.
  3. Source: SHDGP Diabetes Program; UKPDS Outcomes Model [26]; [34], p.1 and Table 1; [33, 35]