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Table 2 Modelled cost-effectiveness outcomes

From: The use of modelling studies to inform planning of health services: case study of rapidly increasing endoscopy services in Australia

Cost-effectiveness outcomes Health Service A (N = 91,564) Health Service B (N = 84,805)
Current capacity (410 procedures) Recommended capacity (560 procedures) Difference Current capacity (420 procedures) Recommended capacity (580 procedures) Difference
Costs to funder over 5 years ($ Millions)
 Nurse-Led Colon Consent Clinic 0.44 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.0
 Specialist Outpatient Clinic 8.5 8.5 0.0 8.6 8.6 0.0
 Facilitated Open Access 3 3 0.0 3 3 0.0
 Elective surgery costs 10.5 12.7 2.2 10.5 12.4 1.9
 Endoscopy costs: outpatient 145.7 191.8 46.1 154.7 195.8 41.1
 Endoscopy costs: inpatient 108.8 142.8 34 65.1 82.6 17.5
Total costs to funder 278.2 361.1 82.9 243.1 303.9 60.8
 Average QALYs per patienta 2.03 2.17 0.14 2.00 2.12 0.12
Total QALYs 185,875 198,694 12,819 169,610 179,787 10,177
ICER $6467 per QALY $5974 per QALY
  1. QALY quality adjusted life years, ICER incremental cost-effectiveness ratio
  2. aQALYs are recorded only for the time patients spend within the modelled system