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Table 4 Cost-effectiveness results

From: The cost-effectiveness of Cochlear implants in Swedish adults

  Comparator
Hearing aid
Intervention
Unilateral Cochlear Implant
Cost (SEK) QALY Cost (SEK) QALY
Base Case
Mean Values 7776 5.74 442,923 8.84
Incremental Values 435,147 3.10
ICER (Cost/QALY) 140,474
Scenario Analysis – Lowering the Average Starting age from 61 years to 50 years
Mean Values 11,072 8.01 500,376 12.15
Incremental Values 489,304 4.14
ICER (Cost/QALY) 118,232
Scenario Analysis – Increasing the Frequency of Processor Upgrade from every 9 years to every 5 years
Mean Values 7776 5.74 513,223 8.84
Incremental Values 505,447 3.10
ICER (Cost/QALY) 163,169
Scenario Analysis – Increasing the Proportion eligible after triage from 56 to 70%
Mean Values 7776 5.74 432,048 8.84
Incremental Values 424,272 3.10
ICER (Cost/QALY) 136,964
Scenario Analysis – Lower age, Increasing Upgrade Frequency and Increasing the Proportion eligible after triage
Mean Values 11,072 8.01 585,296 12.15
Incremental Values 574,224 4.14
ICER (Cost/QALY) 138,751
  1. Abbreviations: ICER incremental cost-effectiveness ratio, QALY quality adjusted life years