Cost-effectiveness of Out-of-Hospital Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for Acute Respiratory Failure.
Bottom Line: The patients who survived accrued lifetime quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and health care costs according to their age and sex.Costs were accrued through intervention and hospital treatment costs, which depended on patient outcomes.All results were converted into US dollars, using the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development purchasing power parities rates.
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Mentions: This is also observed in the cost-effectiveness analysis curve in Figure 3, which shows the proportion of model runs for which each strategy is cost-effective over a range of potential thresholds for willingness to pay. The more we are willing to pay for health gain (ie, the more we are willing to spend to buy a QALY), the more likely it is that out-of-hospital CPAP will be cost-effective, but there is substantial uncertainty between the thresholds of £20,000 per QALY ($29,000/QALY) and £30,000 per QALY ($43,500/QALY).
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