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Table 3 Results of cost effectiveness analysis

From: Cost-effectiveness of gargling for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections

  Cost($) Incremental
cost (95%CI)**
Effectiveness
(QALD)
Incremental
effectiveness (95%CI)
ICER($/QALY)
(95%CI)**
Gargling      
   Cost of gargling 80.4 62.6    
   Cost of URTI 24.9 -25.5    
   Total 105.3 37.1
(7.4–65.4)
59.52 0.43
(0.07–0.80)
31,800
(1,877–248,095)
Control      
   Cost of gargling 17.8     
   Cost of URTI 50.4     
   Total 68.2   59.10   
  1. QALD = quality adjusted life days.
  2. ICER = incremental cost-effectiveness ratio.
  3. **95% confidence intervals calculated by the bootstrap method.