Table 52Summary of the base-case input parameters of the economic model

ParameterDistributionPoint estimateProbability distributionReference and comment
Baseline risk of repetition of self-harmBeta0.33Alpha = 211
Beta = 437
Self-harm repetition risk pooling following treatment as usual alone (from nine meta-analysed studies)
RRLog normal0.7695% CIs: 0.61 to 0.96Meta-analysis
Self-harm intervention costGamma£550.50Alpha = 6.25
Beta = 88.08
Curtis, 2010; price year 2010
Annual cost of care of person who self-harmsGamma£6,998Alpha = 2.78
Beta = 2519.45
Sinclair et al., 2010a; price year 2010


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