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Table 1 Analysis of the short-list options for oxygen systems in Fiji’s 16 Sub-Divisional Hospitals

From: Cost analysis and critical success factors of the use of oxygen concentrators versus cylinders in sub-divisional hospitals in Fiji

  Option One: Cylinders only (status quo) Option Two: Concentrators only Option Three: Minimum number of concentrators with cylinder backup Option Four: Convenient number of concentrators with cylinder backup
Appraisal period Five years Five years Five years Five years
Capital costs $75,912 $187,157 $202,340 $242,945
Operating costs $717,091 $72,568 $231,692 $231,692
Whole of life costs $793,004 $259,725 $434,032 $474,637
Whole of life savings $558,151 $358,972 $318,366
Cost-benefit analysis of monetary costs and benefits
Present value of monetary benefits $573,861 $432,182 $432,182
Present value of costs $111,245 $126,427 $167,033
Net present value $462,616 $305,755 $265,149
Multi-criteria analysis of non-monetary benefits: critical success factorsa
Oxygen availability + + ++ ++
Safety + ++ + +
Ease of use ++ ++ ++
Feasibility + ++ ++
Affordability ++ ++ ++
  1. aKey
  2. - Does not meet critical success factor
  3. + Meets the critical success factor partly
  4. ++ Meets the critical success factor completely