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Table 4 Threshold analyses

From: Cost‐effectiveness of intensive care for hospitalized COVID-19 patients: experience from South Africa

Variable Description Base Value Threshold Value % Change Interpretation
Proportion of critical patients dying from ICU (pdeadICU) 0.54 0.23 -57 % 57 % decrease in ICU mortality renders ICU cost-effective
Cost per ICU day public (cICUpub) 17,845 9,227 -48 % 48 % decrease in cost per ICU day in public sector renders ICU cost-effective
LoS in ICU in critical patients (uICU) 8.80 5.5 -38 % 38 % decrease in ICU length of stay renders ICU cost-effective
LoS in general ward in critical patients in absence of ICU (uIPDcritical) 8.80 24.59 179 % 179 % increase in length of stay for critical patients managed in general ward renders ICU cost-effective
Years of life lost if dying from COVID-19 (YLL) 5.40 10.21 89 % 89 % increase in YLL in those dying renders ICU cost-effective