Table 40Cost-effectiveness of pharmacological versus psychological versus combined treatment for children with ADHD – results of the base-case analysis over 1 year

Treatment optionTotal QALYs/childTotal cost/childCost-effectiveness results
Combined therapy0.829£1,322Combination versus behavioural therapy: £122,682/QALY
Medication0.827£1,093Medication dominated by extended dominance
Behavioural therapy0.825£907

From: 11, COMBINING AND COMPARING PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS

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