Table 6.2Utility weights used in the model

Health stateEstimateLowerUpperTime spent in stateSource/comment
No sore throat101Base case assumption
Sore throat0.95015 daysBased on the utility for pharyngitis taken from Neuner et al. (2003). Number of days taken from Little et al. (1997) (average number of days with symptoms)
Adverse events to antibiotics (anaphylaxis)0.5011 dayBase case assumption. Number of days taken from estimated length of stay for anaphylactic shock (‘National schedule of reference costs 2006–7’)
Complications0.5012 daysBase case assumption. Number of days taken from estimated length of stay for quinsy (‘National schedule of reference costs 2006–7’)

From: 6.5 Appendix 5, Health economic evidence

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