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Table 1 Parameters varied in sensitivity analyses

From: The cost-effectiveness of hospital-based telephone coaching for people with type 2 diabetes: a 10 year modelling analysis

Key input parameter Sensitivity analyses
Time horizon Five, 15, 20 years
Discount rate 3 %, 4 %, 6 % to future costs and effects
Health utilities Varied according to the upper and lower limits of the 95 % CI surrounding mean values reported by Clarke and colleagues (Clarke et al., 2002)
Cost of complications Varied according to the upper and lower limits of the 95 % CI surrounding mean values reported by Clarke and colleagues (Clarke et al., 2008)
Cost in the absence of complications Varied according to the upper and lower limits of the 95 % CI surrounding mean values reported in DTCS.
HbA1C Assumed that HbA1C at 6 months in the DTCS was maintained for one, two and five simulation years.
Stroke Assumed that no participants had a past history of stroke.