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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