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Table 1 Percent variation in the assumptions considered in the Project

From: Social value of a set of proposals for the ideal approach of multiple sclerosis within the Spanish National Health System: a social return on investment study

Assumptions included in the calculationsReference caseWorst scenarioBest scenario
 1. Percentage of disability reduction from moderate to mild in incident patients, as a consequence of the reduction in the time to diagnosis.50%25%75%
 2. Percentage of disability reduction from severe to moderate in the incident patients, as a consequence of the reduction in the time to diagnosis.50%25%75%
 3. Percentage of cross-consultations avoided in neurology after direct consultation between Primary Care and Specialised Care professionals.50%25%75%
 4. Percentage of reduction of informal care hours, as a result of a better follow-up of patients and the slowing down of the progression of their illness.20%10%30%
 5. Decrease in the percentage of patients who do not work because of MS.20%10%30%
 6. Percentage of untreated SPMS patients, who could be treated.50%75%25%
  1. Abbreviations: MS multiple sclerosis, SPMS Secondary Progressive MS.
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