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Table 4 Results of sensitivity analysis

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

  Estimated costs and utilities ICER ($/QALY)*
  -50% Baseline +50% -50% Baseline +50%
Costs ($)       
   Gargling (one time) 0.2 0.4 0.6 5,000 31,800 58,600
   Physician consultation because of URTI 8.6 17.2 25.9 33,900 31,800 29,600
   Medication to treat URTI 0.6 1.2 1.8 31,900 31,800 31,700
   Lost productivity due to severe URTI 48.9 97.7 146.6 41,400 31,800 22,100
Utility       
   Utility in moderate influenza 0.32 0.63 0.95 21,000 31,800 64,800
   Utility in severe influenza 0.12 0.24 0.36 29,900 31,800 33,900
  1. ICER = incremental cost-effectiveness ratio.
  2. *ICERs for each group are rounded to the nearest $100.